China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward

1st Edition

Christopher R. Hughes, Gudrun Wacker

Routledge
Published February 13, 2003
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780415277723 - CAT# RU24249
Series: Politics in Asia

USD$205.00

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Summary

China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward is a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ITCs) on Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of topics including economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies.

The book covers the aspirations of Chinese policy-makers using the Internet to achieve a 'digital leapfrog' of economic development. Avoiding technical jargon, the book is accessible to anyone interested in the social impact of the Internet and information and communication technologies, from those in academia to business and public policy-makers.

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