How Strict Are China’s Censorship Laws?


China’s authoritarian government has proven very adept at censoring the internet and other media. So what do they restrict?

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China’s Censored World

“In February, while I finished work on a book about China, a publishing company in Shanghai asked for an early copy, in order to begin a translation.”

HTG Explains: How the Great Firewall of China Works

“The Great Firewall of China, officially known the Golden Shield project, employs a variety of tricks to censor China’s Internet and block access to various foreign websites. We’ll be looking at some of the technical tricks the firewall uses to censor China’s Internet.”

Media Censorship in China

“The Chinese government has long kept tight reins on both traditional and new media to avoid potential subversion of its authority.”

A giant cage

“Thirteen years ago Bill Clinton, then America’s president, said that trying to control the internet in China would be like trying to ‘nail Jell-O to the wall’.”

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