the Chinese people.
and people who are in China for whatever reason...
Plus, a lot of the local Chinese already know the kind of crap that the government is pulling (censorship, propaganda, oppression, human rights violation, etc.). So by censoring websites, especially good websites, will only further infuriate its people.
See, some of us have these things called "principles" and "values", and we stand up for them even if nobody else cares.
Will you still be able to hold on to those "principles" and "values" after all your LAN pals tell you how awesome the game is?
How about someone create a game that occurs during the inquisition when the ignorant Christians killed thousands of people who wouldn't convert to their religion?
that's what i do in AOE. i send in my priests first (almost always fail) before i overrun my opponents with my entire army ftw.
It's tactful advertising.
"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan