President Xi Jinping heads a line-up of dough figurines of G20 leaders made by folk artist Wu Xiaoli to mark the bloc’s first summit in China that begins on September 4 in Hangzhou. China’s internet doctrine puts it at odds with many of its G20 counterparts. Photo: AFP

Why a rising China needs to raise its internet shutters

Ker Gibbs says information isolation benefits few, whether in scientific and manufacturing innovation or trade, and the country’s developmental goals call for a reassessment of the barrier mentality

Topic |   G20: Hangzhou

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President Xi Jinping heads a line-up of dough figurines of G20 leaders made by folk artist Wu Xiaoli to mark the bloc’s first summit in China that begins on September 4 in Hangzhou. China’s internet doctrine puts it at odds with many of its G20 counterparts. Photo: AFP
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