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Chinternet

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Contraction of “China” and “Internet”; the Internet with Chinese characteristics. China’s “Great Firewall” filters certain foreign websites and webpages, while government and commercial censors block and delete content. Domestic platforms soak up traffic that would go to globally popular sites, if they were not blocked or otherwise rendered difficult to use: Weibo replaces Twitter, Baidu replaces Google, YouKu stands in for YouTube, and so on.

Chinese Internet users (netizens) also joke that what they are accessing is not the Internet, but the Great Chinese LAN (local area network).

Badiucao (巴丢草): World Internet Conference

20 November 2014, by Sophie Beach

Temporary Crack Opens in the Great Firewall

19 November 2014, by radish

Word of the Week: Kung Fu Net

19 November 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

China to Present Its “World View” on Internet

18 November 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

Drawing the News: Another Brick in the Firewall

7 November 2014, by Anne Henochowicz

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