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Can China’s approach to internet control spread around the world?

Henochowicz, Anne, Creemers, Rogier, Gallagher, Mary, Miller, Blake Andrew Phillip ORCID: 0000-0002-4707-0984 and Ruan, Lotus (2017) Can China’s approach to internet control spread around the world? China File.

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Earlier this month, citing concerns over “cyber sovereignty,” China’s Internet regulators announced new restrictions on the country’s already tightly controlled Internet—further curbing online news reporting and putting Party-appointed editors in charge. Plans were also announced for the compiling of a massive, officially sanctioned, online encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia, which Chinese censors routinely block. What does this mean for Internet freedom in other countries whose leaders also crave control over information? How much does China influence the shape of the Internet around the world? Where are the cracks in this seeming plan to press an agenda of total control?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Center on U.S.-China Relations
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 14:00
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:30

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