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On June 10, 2009 By JETLaw
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China today issued an order that all personal computers sold in China after July 1, 2009 must contain filtering software to prevent users from viewing “unhealthy” material on the Internet.
The new technology, called Green Dam Youth Escort, is intended to block pornographic content and Continue Reading →
On March 25, 2009 By JETLaw
Last month, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued new restrictions on foreign correspondents and their ability to accurately and independently report news from their homeland–the fast-growing, emerging power that is China. Chinese law already forbids Chinese journalists from working for foreign news sources. The new law, known as the “Code of Conduct,” imposes restrictions on [...]Continue Reading →
On January 26, the USTR announced an “important victory” in the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution panel regarding China’s compliance with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). And even though most media coverage declared a win for the United States, [...]Continue Reading →
By continually providing Chinese authorities with requested information, Yahoo!, Inc.’s involvement in China has led to the imprisonment of several Chinese democratic reform supporters over the years. Wang Xiaoning, a citizen and resident of China, experienced this state of affairs first hand when the Chinese government sentenced him to ten years in prison [...]Continue Reading →
On October 20, 2008 By JETLaw
Skype has recently come under public scrutiny for apparently acting counter to its highly regarded privacy policies in the international marketplace. The popular Internet phone company, owned by eBay, uses encryption technology to prevent eavesdropping and ensure that only the end to end users are able to access their messages. The [...]Continue Reading →
On August 4, 2008 By JETLaw
When China’s Olympic organizers bid for the Olympics in 2001, they assured Western media organizations that they would not filter reporters’ Internet usage at the Main Press Center and other areas where the media would be stationed. But that’s what China said; it’s not what China has done.
As of July 29th, websites such as [...]Continue Reading →
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