China's Cyber-Strategy

Published in: Foreign Affairs, v. 80 no. 2, Mar./Apr. 2001, p. 118-133

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by Nina Hachigian

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The Chinese Communist Party is simultaneously fostering the growth of the Internet and weaving a web of regulations to limit network content and use. But regulations cannot entirely block Internet communication, and the state's previously solid control over information is shifting to the citizens. If a future economic or political crisis spurs a challenge to party rule, this shift in information control may decide the outcome.

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