June 10, 2013
The Internet and Social Change
The internet is huge in China and, according to this thoughtful post by blogger Ding Dong, it's having major transformative effects on every aspect of Chinese society. In US newspapers, we read frequently of internet censorship and the clever use of web satire as a form of political protest. According to this essay, these stories mask the deeper role online forums are playing in the development of a robust democratic political culture on the mainland.
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