China’s Internet Restrictions an Aid to Crony Capitalism

Restricting public discussion and dissent is one of the strategies that allow crony capitalism to flourish. China, one of the most crony capitalistic countries in the world, is a leading proponent of restricting Internet freedom not only within their own borders, but in aiding other countries to adopt similar measures.

China is not only continuing to restrict online speech within its own borders, but also providing seminars and tours to delegations from other countries, where it promotes its restrictive techniques and tools.

“Increased activity by Chinese companies and officials in Africa similarly preceded the passage of restrictive cybercrime and media laws in Uganda and Tanzania over the past year.”

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