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China Is Losing a War Over Internet

Loretta Chao and Jason Dean reports on the Wall Street Journal: These appear to be dark days for the Internet in China. Four months into a crusade against Internet pornography, the government is closing thousands of sites—some pornographic, some not—and tightening rules on who can register Web addresses inside China. A backlash against Beijing’s moves to block access

December 31, 2009 12:10 AM

Jiang Qiping (姜奇平):How the Government Decided to Bring the Internet to China

While 2009 has undoubtedly been the harshest year yet for Internet control in China, it is interesting to read the following unofficial account of how the Internet came to China. The following excerpt is from “Informal History of the Internet in China, 1987-1997,” from Beijing Arts Network, translated by CDT’s Huang Yuanxi: The year of 1995 was a critical period

December 31, 2009 12:04 AM

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