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Can the Internet Save China?

by Staff


Tags: China's blogosphere, China and the internet, Chinese blogosphere, Eurozine,

The short answer: No.

The longer (and more interesting) answer can be found in Martin Hala’s article, “From ‘big character posters’ to blogs, in Eurozine. Despite rampant censorship, the Chinese blogosphere is growing and stimulating national debate. Unfortunately, that debate is more focused on water-cooler conversations about the latest movies than it is about letting a thousand flowers of democratic thought bloom. In other words: It’s just like the American blogosphere. —Brendan Mackie