You've Got Dissent!: Chinese Dissident Use of the Internet and Beijing's Counter-Stragegies / Edition 1

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Chinese dissents are increasingly communicating via the Internet, but Beijing still has the upper hand.

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This fascinating monograph by two analysts — one of whom, Mulvenon, is widely regarded as a top expert on the People's Liberation Army — describes the cyberwar raging between China's Communist Party and its opponents. The tale will disappoint those who believed that the Internet age would sweep away tyranny and repression. It turns out that a variety of the party's techniques — from hacking to brute intimidation, updated forms of censorship to manipulation of corporate greed — work remarkably well even against so clever and persistent an underground movement as the Falun Gong. The authors conclude, however, that the party's approach will work only in the short-to-medium term. As survivors of the Internet boom know, moderation in one's estimates of the power of information technology may prove the soundest point of view.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833031792
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 114
  • Lexile: 1830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Ch. 1 Political use of the Internet in China 1
Introduction 1
The State of the Internet in China 4
The State of Unsanctioned NGOs Inside China 7
Falungong 8
The China Democracy Party 12
The Tibetan Exile Community 13
Use of the Internet 14
Two-Way Communication 15
One-Way Communication 28
Measuring Success 37
Future Trends 39
Ch. 2 Government Counterstrategies 45
Beijing's Dilemma: Control versus Modernization 45
The Nature of the Chinese Information Security Environment 46
Counterstrategies 49
Low-Tech Solutions for High-Tech Problems 49
High-Tech Solutions for High-Tech Problems 63
Measuring Success 86
Future Trends 87
App Dissident Web Sites 91
References 101
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