Since China’s President Xi Jinping came to power he has imposed the strictest censorship on online discussions and launched campaigns to crack down on dissenting opinions. Photo: Reuters

Double standards: China’s push to develop internet for economic gain tempered by strict censorship

Critics say Beijing is using this week’s World Internet Conference in Zhejiang province to influence global internet governance in ways that would curb freedom of expression and exacerbate rights abuses

Topic |   World Internet Conference 2015

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Since China’s President Xi Jinping came to power he has imposed the strictest censorship on online discussions and launched campaigns to crack down on dissenting opinions. Photo: Reuters
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Cary Huang

Cary Huang

Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.