Week 6 Shout Out: Michael Ogburn

Shout out to China’s continued, ever-more desperate, and ever-more drastic censorship of the internet. Last week, China banned foreign-owned companies working in China from various types of ‘online publishing.’ Although this is nothing new that China would like to have control over what information leaks out onto the internet, the implications of China restricting these foreign-owned companies from this right that they may very well have in their own countries is indeed something new. The implications then may be that China will continue to poke and prod with new ways of controlling the companies even more until the companies either are eventually consumed by the Party’s control or tell China that they will be taking their business elsewhere. This may lead to some nasty foreign relations for China in the near future.

Source: China’s Publishing Ban Has Far-Reaching Implications


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