The Great Firewall: The Effects of China’s Internet Policies

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AsiaX Event with Tiffany Li of Wikimedia/Yale Law School's Initiative on Intermediaries and Information

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China’s efforts to restrict internet access and freedom has created what has been called a “great firewall” for Chinese internet users. It’s also created a conundrum for global technologies companies seeking to invest in China—as highlighted in the recent uproar over Google’s Project Dragonfly. The Dragonfly incident is a reminder that China’s censorship and internet surveillance policies have global implications. As China further expands the reach of its domestic cyber regime, it’s worth asking what impact these policies could have abroad. Are other countries modeling their own cyber regimes after China? And how will China’s approach to online privacy and internet freedom influence global cyber norms and internet freedom?

The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to host Tiffany Li, a Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and head of the Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information, for a discussion of these and other issues at the next installment of ASPI’s AsiaX speaker series. Tiffany will draw on her background as a technology attorney and legal scholar to explore how Chinese internet and privacy law could impact global internet norms and what can be done to protect free speech online.

This is the sixth session of the Asia Society Policy Institute's  AsiaX  speaker series and networking event for Asia policy professionals and young executives.  AsiaX is focused on bringing fresh ideas from up-and-coming Asian innovators and experts to the Washington D.C. policy debate. These private events bring together young leaders from across the government, business, and policy communities to discuss emerging trends and issues that are re-shaping Asia and the U.S. role in the region.

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