China.com (2000) – China has declared the tech industry its new lifeblood, and it’s making authorities very nervous. How can a totalitarian government control the Internet?
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Jack Ma is the creator of Alibaba.com, a global on-line marketPlace for small and medium businesses. He’s eager to stake his claim in the capital available for fledgeling internet companies. The Chinese government has already blocked some sites, such as those having to do with Tibet. Some are seen as borderline, like the site which helps gay men cope with coming out. They must be very careful not to bend the strict government-imposed rules, or they too will be blocked.
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