Beijing has expanded the realms of internet security beyond simply fighting crime because it knows free public access to online information could pose a threat to the country’s social stability and security. Photo: AFP

China uses velvet glove on iron fist as it goes on the offensive over internet security

Beijing has long placed strict limits on mainlanders’ online freedoms, but is now also trying to demonstrate its softer side to help win the hearts and minds of the public – at home and abroad

Topic |   World Internet Conference 2015

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Beijing has expanded the realms of internet security beyond simply fighting crime because it knows free public access to online information could pose a threat to the country’s social stability and security. Photo: AFP
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