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Great Fire Wall Of China

by on February 13, 2013

Internet and media censorship in China has restricted public opinion for years. The intention of the Chinese government is not hard to decipher; Google searches for the English word “freedom” are systematically denied. However, the upcoming appointment of Xi Jinping to the Chinese Presidential seat has stirred the pot. Rumors of social liberalization emerge alongside daring public protests. Now, Chinese journalists are widely calling for reduced media censorship and increased transparency. Will the inauguration of Xi Jinping bring censorship reform? Can China continue to successfully suppress the voice of the people? Will there be consequences if Xi Jinping fails to liberalize civil society institutions?



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