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Information control 2.0

The Cyberspace Administration of China tames the internet

Not many countries control the internet as strictly as China. Politically sensitive content is censored, social media services like Facebook, Twitter and Google are blocked. Under Party and state leader Xi Jinping China took these restrictions even further – by passing a series of new regulations and by setting up the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).

A new publication by the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) sheds light on this little known and internationally unique state agency. Please take a look at this China Monitor by MERICS researcher Nabil Alsabah.

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