The Power of the Internet in China

The Power of the Internet in China

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Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion like never before. Yang's pioneering study follows the rise of this dynamic protest and the forces that keep it relevant and unique.Our survey shows that Internet connectivity in Chinese civic associations is high for their low capacity. Out of 129 organizations, 106 (82 percent) were connected and sixtynine (65 percent) had Web sites as of December 2003. ... Not surprisingly, Web launching lags a year or two behind the initial wiring of the organizations, indicating that organizations do not launch Web sites as soon as they go online.

Title:The Power of the Internet in China
Author:Guobin Yang
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2009-06-01


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