China: Exposing Internet Surveillance Abroad

The U.S-China Human Rights Dialogue did not have any concrete consensus last week. While the U.S government questioned Chinese government's crackdown on dissent, oppression of religion and expression freedom, Chinese leaders condemned Washington's hypocritical attitude, in particular the killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Moreover, western countries’ double standard in Internet governance, has also provided excuses for the Chinese government to justify the development and surveillance of the Internet. The State Council Information Office has recently issued an instruction requesting all websites

to continue effectively organizing positive on-line guidance related to the development and surveillance of the Internet.  Regarding the related special topic, “Exposing Internet Management Abroad,” during the May Day period all websites are requested to continue implementing the requirements by prominently placing this topic on website front pages. 

Below are a list of headlines and links to the articles in the special issue, “Exposing Internet Management Abroad”:

UK Internet governance: The government takes the lead to impose self-regulation

The USA reinforces Internet governance through legislation.

The development of Chinese Internet unveils the lie of U.S accusation against Chinese Human rights condition.

People's Net: The U.S.A's double standard on Internet Governance

The U.S human rights record: Strict restriction on the Internet

Google and the US CIA joint hand in monitoring the Internet

Indonesia: Internet blacklist to restrict the distribution of celebrities’ sex video

Asian countries work together for a legal framework to keep the Internet in order

The Internet leaks privacy: Protection of privacy should be taken into account

French Internet governance bill (HADOPI): Prevention and Punishment in managing the Web

The U.S bill gives president emergency control of Internet

网络非化外之地 诽谤构罪也刑罚
The Internet is not barbaric space, defamation will be punished

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