» 01/23/2017, 10.08
Beijing strengthens Great Firewall, private networks illegal
As of yesterday, private connections will need government approval to be able to access the internet. To date, the country has more than 730 million users.
05/12/2017 13:49:00 CHINA
Ambiguous praise for Xi Jinping and web control at the World Internet Conference
More than 1,500 representatives from 80 countries took part in the event. China’s president offers greater openness to online markets, but reiterates Chinese sovereignty in cyberspace. China’s internet is the most controlled in the world, but also the most developed.
04/07/2016 14:20:00 CHINA
China launches crackdown against spreading of fake news from social media
The Chinese government already exercises widespread controls over the internet and has sought to codify that policy in law. Officials say internet restrictions, including the blocking of popular foreign sites like Google and Facebook, are needed to ensure security in the face of rising threats, such as terrorism, and stop the spread of damaging rumors.
More and more Internet users getting around China’s censorship
A prominent blogger conducts a survey among mainland Internet users who go to banned sites. He finds that would-be wall scalers are not opponents of the authorities but people who want to work online. They represent a huge potential market.
09/01/2018 13:56:00 CHINA
Official data on internet censorship
In 2017, 128 thousand sites were blocked, 30.9 million books confiscated; 1900 people arrested and punished. The "USSR syndrome".
Shoes and eggs against the Father” of Chinese censorship
Fan Binxing, the inventor of the Great Firewall that blocks and filters the Internet, was hit by a shoe. An egg however, missed the target. A twitter user claims responsibility.
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