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  1. Internet Censorship in China By Shipeng Xu

  2. What content is censored? • Social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Youtubeand Flikretc. • Any news sources contains sensitive topics: BBC news, Yahoo news, and CNN news etc. • Any website contains obscenity, pornography, or criminal activity. • Any anti-government website.

  3. Incidents of Internet being

  4. Golden Shield Project • Also known as the Great Firewall of China. • Consists of standard firewalls and proxy servers at the Internet gateways. • Censor anything it could.

  5. Green Dam Youth Escort • Required on all domestically sold computers. • Monitor the user’s every move. • Enforcement of the rule indefinitely delayed.

  6. Google Battle

  7. Western Opinion: • Infringe human rights. • Totally not understandable. • Should be changed.

  8. Chinese Opinion: • Not very big deal, can always use VPN or anonymous proxy server to bypass the censor. • Used to it. • Provides stability. • Good for national unification. • Helpless.

  9. Why censor the Internet? • Chinese culture and customs. • Large population. • The fear of western culture. • The fear of overturn of the central government.

  10. Conclusion: • Blocking Chinese People’s full access to the Internet is ethically wrong and not understandable. • The censorship does help national unification. • Hopefully, in the near future, the government could change the policy and give the full access of the Internet back to its own people.

  11. Reference: • James, Randy. “China Internet Censorship.” TIME March 18, 2009. April 24, 2011 <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1885961,00.html>. • Johnson, Bobbi. “Google's move on Chinese censorship welcomed by human rights activists.” The Guardian January 14, 2010. April 24, 2011 • <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/14/google-praised-human-rights-activists>. • Bristow, Michael. “China defends Internet censorship.” BBC NEWS June 8, 2010. April 24, 2011. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8727647.stm> • “Internet Censorship in China.” The New York Times March 22, 2010. April 24, 2011. <http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/international/countriesandterritories/china/internet_censorship/index.html>.

  12. Questions?