China and the Internet: politics of the digital leap forward by Christopher R. Hughes, Gudrun Wacker

By Christopher R. Hughes, Gudrun Wacker

China and the web: Politics of the electronic jump Forward is a entire evaluate of the political and fiscal impression of knowledge and verbal exchange applied sciences (ITCs) on chinese language society. It presents in-depth analyses of issues together with monetary improvement, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, diplomacy and safeguard studies.
The publication covers the aspirations of chinese language policy-makers utilizing the net to accomplish a "digital leapfrog" of financial improvement. averting technical jargon, the booklet is available to an individual attracted to the social influence of the net and data and conversation applied sciences, from these in academia to company and public policy-makers.

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2. 40 TD-SCDMA has been jointly developed through a partnership led by the Chinese Academy of Telecommunications Technology, Datang (a Chinese firm) and Siemens of Germany. 41 Investment figures are from Chinabyte, 13 July 2001, cited in ‘Zhongguo disandai yidong tongxin keneng youxian caiyong TD-SCDMA jishu’ (‘China May Give Priority to TD-SCDMA Technology for Its 3G Mobile Communication’), People’s Daily, 13 July 2001. 42 G. Sussman, Communication, Technology and Politics in the Information Age, London: Sage, 1997, p.

Online questionnaire, linked via ‘many famous portals’; telephone survey based on ‘scientific sampling methods’. Online questionnaire, linked via ‘many famous portals’; sample survey, methods not specified; cross-checks by telephone; nationwide interviews. 7 It must be admitted that measuring the number of Internet users is a worldwide problem, with published figures for any country to be regarded as estimations only. Perhaps the one thing that can be quantified with any degree of certainty, though, is the number of computers connected to the Internet.

9. 27 The decision to settle for six operators was announced by the government on 11 December 2001, the same day that the PRC won accession to the WTO. The date for the launch of the new China Netcom operator was set as 17 May 2002. 28 The rapid increase in demand for bandwidth in the Shanghai–Hangzhou area is associated with the fact that Hangzhou has now become the most favoured residential city for many of those who work in the Pudong area of Shanghai and command a high salary. 29 Wu Jichuan, ‘Yingjie quanqiu xinxi wangluohua de xin tiaozhan’.

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