Hearing Focuses on Internet Censorship in China

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 2, 2006

Congressional Human Rights Caucus Members’ Briefing: Human Rights and the Internet – The People’s Republic of China, Wednesday, February 1, 2006: “China has one of the most sophisticated content-filtering Internet regimes in the world. The Chinese government employs sophisticated methods to limit content online, including a combination of legal regulation, surveillance, and punishment to promote self-censorship, as well as technical controls. Informational websites, including that of the BBC, Radio Free Asia, Voice of America and the public encyclopedia, Wikipedia, have been partially or completely blocked in China.”
Related references:

  • Remarks by Congressman Tom Lantos, Co-Chairman, Congressional Human Rights Caucus
  • BBC: Members of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus said four US firms were putting profits before American principles of free speech.
  • Time, February 3, 2006 – Google Under the Gun – For access to China, the Web giant agreed to censor itself. Why the company made a hard bargain
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