China’s ‘Big Mamas’ in a Quandary (Yale Global Online)
Yale Global reports on the tensions between the Chinese government’s desire to control Internet content, and Chinese netizens’ increasing determination to evade these controls:
“BEIJING: Over the past 18 months, Beijing-using state-of-the-art technology-has significantly stepped up its efforts to control the country’s cyberspace, delaying dreams that the Internet would channel new ideas and freedom of expression in China. Some even wonder if the government hasn’t already turned the technology to its own advantage as a tool of repression. But those may be fleeting victories as the growing strength of China’s netizens begin to overwhelm Chinese censors – known as the Big Mamas.”
The full report is here.