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How the Internet Empowers China's Citizens to Monitor Local Officials but Trust Beijing

Han-Teng Liao | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Han-Teng Liao

The role of Internet has been instrumental in centralizing control by the central government so that the fragmented and decentralized local powers can be monitored and disciplined.

China's Challenge: Only Free Expression Can Make a One-Party System Work

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders ought to recognize that the key to making a one-party political system function effectively in the information age is robust feedback from the public. Limiting open expression will weaken, not strengthen, the Communist Party's authority.

China's Internet Chief To U.S.: We Need Mutual Governance Of The Internet

China Daily | Chen Weihua | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

While the China-US working group on cyber security has been suspended following the US decision in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officer...

Online Freedom of Speech: Still Safe, but for How Much Longer?

Steven Strauss | Posted 02.01.2013 | World
Steven Strauss

Beginning Monday, representatives from 193 countries will meet in the United Arab Emirates -- ranked 112th in the world for press freedom -- to discuss the future of the Internet. Ironically, one discussion topic for is the role of national governments in managing the Internet.

China Clamps Down On Sites For Spreading Rumors

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities shut 16 websites and detained six people accused of spreading rumors of unusual military vehicle movements in...

"Who Controls Whom?": Gatekeepers vs. Gated

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Nathan Gardels

Without checks and balances cyber-powered direct democracy can undermine instead of bolster good governance.

Globalization 2.0: China's Parallel Internet

Eric X. Li | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

China's size and its centralized governance have enabled the creation of a parallel Internet universe connected to and separate from the one outside. China is pursuing a distinctive response to the Internet.

China Tightens Grip On Web Content

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A Communist Party leader has told China's Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and ...

China Blocks YouTube Due To Tibet Videos: Reports

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is reported to have blocked the YouTube video-sharing website because it has been carrying video of soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans....