The Fog of Censorship: Media Control in China

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The Chinese government, in its effort to maintain political and social control, imposes severe limitations on access to information, as well as the right to freedoms of expression and of association. It devotes significant resources to censorship and control of the media, the Internet, non-governmental organizations, and political and religious expression.

Based upon detailed research and analysis, The Fog of Censorship: Media Control in China describes how media control in China is carried out through an elaborate architecture of pervasive Party supervision, a broad and vague state secrets system, stringent publishing and licensing mechanisms, control over key personnel, and the concentration of press groups under a handful of media organizations operating directly under the Party. He Qinglian also describes how new technologies, provided in part by Western companies, have strengthened Internet surveillance and censorship.

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A graduate of Hunan Normal University, with a master's degree in economics from Shanghai's Fudan University, He Qinglian worked in the propaganda department of the municipal Communist Party Committee in Shenzhen before becoming a writer and editor for the Shenzhen Legal Daily and working at Jinan University. In 1997, her book on the social and economic ills of China was published in Hong Kong under the title China's Pitfall. He Qinglian moved to the United States in 2001, and currently lives in Princeton, New Jersey. She is Senior Researcher in Residence at Human Rights in China.

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