The Chinese authorities have blocked access to iTunes. Pro-Tibetan campaigners are claiming that the move was taken to deny access to the Songs for Tibet album launched last week by the Art of Peace Foundation (APF).
ITunes users have been complaining on Internet forums about their inability to download music since last Monday. While Apple has acknowledged that some of its Chinese users are experiencing logon problems, the APF has claimed that the release of their album, featuring songs by Dave Matthews and Alanis Morissette, is the real reason behind the blockage.
Another explanation behind the decision to could be that the Chinese authorities are tired of listening to the inane warbling of rich, overpaid, and talentless singers trying to raise their waning profiles through a bit of charity work.