A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo has found there are plenty of Chinese bloggers, but there are also plenty of resources being put into controlling what they say.
The paper looks at claims that the Chinese government is losing its battle to control free speech, political discussion, and dissent because of the widespread reach of the internet.
“Discourse Behind the Forbidden Realm: Internet surveillance and its
implications on China’s blogosphere” was published by noted academic and researcher Junhao Hong, PhD, professor of communications at the college which is part of the New York State University system.
His current research involves the Google/China clash. This latest paper is co-authored by UB doctoral student Shaojung Sharon Wang.