Internet Censorship and Freedom in China: Policies and Concerns

Internet Censorship and Freedom in China: Policies and Concerns

by Casey Boyden

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Internet Censorship and Freedom in China: Policies and Concerns by Casey Boyden

The People's Republic of China (PRC) has the world's largest number of Internet users, estimated at 500 million people. Despite government efforts to limit the flow of online news, Chinese Internet users are able to access unprecedented amounts of information, and political activists have utilized the Web as a vital communications tool. In recent years, Twitter-like microblogging has surged, resulting in dramatic cases of dissident communication and public comment on sensitive political issues. However, the Web has proven to be less of a democratic catalyst in China than many observers had hoped. The PRC government has one of the most rigorous Internet censorship systems, which relies heavily upon cooperation between the government and private Internet companies. This book examines the development of the Internet and its use in China which has raised Congressional concerns, including those related to human rights, trade and investment, and cybersecurity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624175596
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Series: China in the 21st Century Internet Policies and Issues
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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