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Bending the Internet: China Weighs Commercial Growth Against Government Control

Jun 20, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
A demonstrator shows support for the Chinese government at a counterprotest held in response to an Amnesty International demonstration over human rights abuses and online censorship in China.

A demonstrator shows support for the Chinese government at a counterprotest in London in 2015. The rally was in response to an Amnesty International demonstration over human rights abuses and online censorship in China.

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Beijing considers the internet an opportunity as much as a threat. The economic incentive to keep the it free enough to foster innovation is huge for China. Some of the world's most technologically proficient internet and tech firms, in fact, operate behind the "Great Firewall." The rise of companies such...

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