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HRIC has resigned from the Global Network Initiative (GNI), the multi-stakeholder group founded in 2008 to advance freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. As a founding member and former board member of the GNI, HRIC has actively contributed...
On June 5, Shi Tao, former editor of “Contemporary Business News,” issued a statement protesting the deletion of contents from his WeChat “Moments,” and condemning WeChat for having become a shameful accomplice to powerful officials. Afterwards, he registered for a NetEase account. Despite being...
March 24, 2010 1 China Update Let us start with an update on Google’s situation in China. We launched Google.cn, our Chinese search engine, in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in...
HRIC: Can you please introduce Domini Social Investments, and explain more generally what a social investment fund is? Adam Kanzer: Domini Social Investments is a mutual fund manager based in New York. We manage approximately $1 billion for individual and institutional investors. We focus...
Translation by HRIC In August 2007, the Financial Times reported that at least five Chinese Internet entrepreneurs had introduced websites similar to Twitter. This was barely one-and-a-half years after the original Twitter was introduced on March 21, 2006. At present, if a website model has found...
Translation by Wen Huang The Internet has created room for the birth and development of civil society in totalitarian countries. In the past two years, social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have developed at an amazing speed in non-democratic countries. They have become the...
Many Internet users are aware that they ought to look for a padlock icon in their web browsers when doing something important online. Some users understand that the padlock is supposed to indicate that their communications are “secure”—confidential and in some sense authentic.
Translation by HRIC “中国政府在驳斥对互联网自由指控时,总是强调有多少网民多少博客,国新办《中国互联网状况》也如是。这种逻辑基本和我骂你是傻逼,你却说自己身高190,相貌堂堂一样。” “The Chinese government, in refuting criticisms on Internet freedom, always emphasizes the number of Internet users and bloggers, including in the Internet White Paper. This logic is akin to when I...
Deputy Director, Propaganda Department, Communist Party of China (CPC) Director, External Propaganda Department, CPC Director, Information Office, State Council, People’s Republic of China Delivered on April 29, 2010 before the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress [Translation by...
This issue— “China’s Internet”: Staking Digital Ground —has been a particularly demanding volume to develop and produce. The diversity and sophistication of perspectives, technical, legal, and information security expertise of the various contributors, and fast-paced developments added to the...
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