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NCJ Number: 229574 Find in a Library
Title: Internet Development, Censorship, and Cyber Crimes in China
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:103-120
Author(s): Bin Liang; Hong Lu
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 18
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the development of Internet use in China, and examines the Chinese Government's response to censorship and cyber crimes.
Abstract: Since its first Internet connection with the global computer network in 1994, China has witnessed explosive Internet development. By the end of 2008, China replaced the United States as the largest Internet user of the world. Although China enjoyed tremendous economic benefits from Internet development, the Chinese government has tried to maintain tight control over the telecommunications industry and the public Internet use, and fight increasing cyber crimes. In this article, the authors first review historical development of Internet use in China and then focused on China's Internet censorship and its regulatory control. Next, they explore how the Internet is actively utilized by both the government and the public to serve political and civic functions. Finally, they discuss cyber crimes as an emergent form of crime in China and examines how the Chinese government reacts to these offenses. Lessons from Internet use and regulation in China are also discussed within the context of China's economic, political, and legal conditions. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Censorship
Index Term(s): China; Computer crime prevention measures; Computer privacy and security; Computers; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign laws; Government reactions to crime; Regulations
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