Nathan Green The Great Firewall

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Behind China’s Great Firewall, fifty thousand internet police comb the web for political dissent, erasing every trace they find. When journalist Chen Bo exposes corrupt officials through his blog and turns nationalistic protesters against their own government, Director Yang deploys the full force of China’s high tech police state to stop him. Evan Svenson, an American internet executive under the spell of China’s booming economy and the seductive Mei Lin, collaborates with the police. As millions take to the streets and a cyber chase races from the back alleys of old Guangzhou to the skyscrapers of new Shanghai, the future of the most populous nation on earth hangs in the balance.

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Nathan Green first went to China in the early nineties as a fresh college graduate captivated by eastern philosophy. He taught English at an iron and steel factory in remote Sichuan province, learned Mandarin, and lived with a Chinese family in a rural village on the banks of the Yangtze River. Two years later, Nathan returned to America, finished graduate school and then went back to China to help a nation of ambitious new entrepreneurs. One of those entrepreneurs was the founder of China’s then largest internet company and one of the ten wealthiest men in the country. While serving on his executive team, Nathan enjoyed a front row seat for China’s struggle to control the internet.

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When a Chinese journalist writes a blog post exposing political corruption, the government sends police to stop him, in Green’s debut thriller.

The Chinese government’s Great Firewall employs thousands of Internet police to search the web for political dissent—and eradicate all traces of it. Journalist Chen Bo uncovers a corrupt scheme in which a greedy village chief took money from companies in exchange for land, and then never paid homeowners the money they were owed. Chen writes a blog post, but wonders how long it will remain online before the police discover it. Meanwhile, another journalist goes missing, and in the United States, politicians start to realize that Beijing is “using its market access leverage over American companies” to help build the Great Firewall and force those companies to “move their research and development facilities to China, to transfer more technology to their Chinese business partners, to help build the world’s superpower.” The novel is full of well-developed, compelling characters, including tenacious, noble Chen; American Internet exec Evan Svenson, in China to work for an Internet company, who winds up working on the side of police; and Evan’s seductive girlfriend, Mei Lin, who isn’t quite what she seems. Green keeps the action fast-paced but consistently thoughtful; for example, several characters consider the consequences of Internet censorship. The author clearly has done his research on China and the communications industry, and he writes about these subjects in clear, elegant prose. Green tells an engaging story set in a dangerous world for people who simply want to tell the truth and make their stories heard.

A compulsively readable thriller about political dissent and the Internet.

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