A man uses a computer at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui province. If only to err on the side of caution, technology should be controlled just like any other terms of our social contract. Photo: Reuters

Open debate and trial of Chinese video-sharing site Qvod an encouraging sign of mainland legal reform

Dong Lei says the case involving website executives raises the difficult question of internet governance but may also signal a welcome new norm of differing opinions in China’s state media

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A man uses a computer at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui province. If only to err on the side of caution, technology should be controlled just like any other terms of our social contract. Photo: Reuters
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