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 ... continued below

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Lau, Michelle W. November 22, 2005.

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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.

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15 Pages.

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  • November 22, 2005

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  • Dec. 21, 2005, 5:03 p.m.

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Lau, Michelle W. Internet Development and Information Control in the People's Republic of China, report, November 22, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7946/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.