Regulation of the internet: The Chinese approach
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As China is readily embracing information technology (IT) revolution, it has to deal with an accompanying problem: regulation of the Internet, which cuts to the heart of issues that are key to China’s future, such as how much market competition will be allowed and whether the free flow of information, crucial for economic development, will be hindered by political concerns. While the newly promulgated rules on the Internet feature the usual restrictive rhetoric, they should not be so restrictive as to deny free access to the Internet.
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