Internet Development and Information Control in the People's Republic of China

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Since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has exerted
great effort in manipulating the flow of information and prohibiting the dissemination
of viewpoints that criticize the government or stray from the official Communist
party view. The introduction of Internet technology in the mid-1990’s presented a
challenge to government control over news sources, and by extension, over public
opinion. While the Internet has developed rapidly, broadened access to news, and
facilitated mass communications in China, many forms of expression online, as in
other mass media, are still significantly stifled. This report discusses the history of this issue and examines the U.S.'s response.

Creator(s): Lau, Michelle W.
Location(s): China
Creation Date: November 22, 2005
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Lau, Michelle W.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 22, 2005
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China
Description:

Since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has exerted
great effort in manipulating the flow of information and prohibiting the dissemination
of viewpoints that criticize the government or stray from the official Communist
party view. The introduction of Internet technology in the mid-1990’s presented a
challenge to government control over news sources, and by extension, over public
opinion. While the Internet has developed rapidly, broadened access to news, and
facilitated mass communications in China, many forms of expression online, as in
other mass media, are still significantly stifled. This report discusses the history of this issue and examines the U.S.'s response.

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15 Pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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