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Breaking Through the “Golden Shield”

  • Date
  • November 1, 2004

This article discusses the creation, implementation and ongoing usage of China’s “Golden Shield.” The Chinese government views the Golden Shield as one of the most important projects for ensuring its political power. In the West, however, the Golden Shield is considered controversial and responsible for violating people’s rights. Recent reports by human rights organizations show that the Golden Shield exacerbates China’s human rights situation by leading to the imprisonment of online activists.

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