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Obama Backs Free Information Flows During China Visit


A policeman inspects an Internet cafe in Beijing in June 2002.

A policeman inspects an Internet cafe in Beijing in June 2002.

U.S. President Barack Obama has told a Chinese audience he thinks freer information flows helped a country become stronger.

He said freedom of information encouraged creativity and the flow of ideas.

"I am a big supporter of noncensorship" and an open Internet, Obama added.

-- Reuters
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