Week 10-2 Cyberspace (1)

Week 10-2 Cyberspace (1) - – Cyber police The Impact of...

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POLC 3020: Contemporary Chinese Govt & Politics Week 10 (2) Cyberspace in China Oct. 27, 2010
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The Internet is used for political activism and other civil society activities in other parts of the world. Are similar developments observable in China? Can Chinese cyberspace nurture an incipient but yet dynamic form of civil society in China? How can the use of the Internet help incubate one’s willingness to express online, and thus facilitate public communication in China? Explain the causal relationship between Internet use and online expression. The Internet is said to be a double-edged weapon. What does it mean? Question
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Background A. The Increase of the Internet Use Internet connectivity was officially established in 1994 The number of Internet users in China reached 253 million in 2008.
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Background B. Censorship Legislation power to restrain accessing sensitive contents (The Great Firewall) Political control over Internet service and content providers
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Unformatted text preview: – Cyber police The Impact of the Internet “The biggest of Big Brothers is increasingly helpless against communications technology. Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified, booby-trapped borders… The Goliath of totalitarian control will be brought down by the David of the microchip.” – Reagan The Impact of the Internet A. The Internet and Chinese Civil Society – Public Sphere • The Internet fosters public debate and problems articulation and demonstrates the potential to play a supervisory role in Chinese politics. • China’s user value the Internet as a means of communication and expression. (63% of the respondents in a survey (2000) regarded the Internet as the best medium for “expressing personal opinions or viewpoints, or publishing self-authored work.” )...
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