The most obvious answer to your question is that it is not at all
clear if the government would even reply or if they did, how long
it would take for them to reply, and even then, how much information
you would be able to take away from the reply apart from "don't break
Do you think any other government of any other country would provide
an answer in a manner and timeframe that would be at all be useful?
But really, we do not believe that an IETF meeting would be breaking
any laws if we are conducting our normal IETF business.
On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Alan Clark wrote:
Why not provide a list of the potential problem topics to the
Chinese government (maybe via MIIT or SAC) and say that the IETF
does have open discussions in these areas, hence provided they
accept this then IETF would be delighted to have the opportunity to
meet in Beijing. If China is not willing to allow IETF to have the
same level of open discussion that other countries would - then
reconsider the venue.
IMHO China is an excellent country to visit however IETF should
select meeting locations that allow open discussion within the
normal agenda/ topics
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