Briefly about the Chinese censorship of the net

September 9th, 2013   Theme: Internet Freedom

On September 14, 1987, red the first e-mail sent from China: “Across the Great Wall we can reach every corner in the world.” This line appears perhaps a bit bizarre with the fact that China today possesses one of the most efficient and advanced censorship systems in the world when it comes to the internet. The Economist explains briefly in its article how China managed to break the net with controlling it though its so-called Great Firewall and Golden Shield. China is ranked as the third most restricted country in the world for internet freedom in 2012, only preceded by Iran and Cuba.

Read the article from the Economist

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