Finished Intelligence

cyber sovereignty (2)

SUMMARY

China has long exerted control over Internet content and access by its citizens.  The censorship regime known as the Great Firewall of China has been used to eliminate unwanted content such as criticism of Communist Party leadership.  Since Xi Jinping’s became president in 2013, that regime has been tightening up in many ways. 

China’s right to control its own portion of the Internet has been defended by…

SUMMARY

China hosted its World Internet Conference on 7-9 November 2018 in Wuzhen, the fifth conference in this series.  As in past years, the conference was attended by Chinese political and corporate figures as well as representatives from several major Silicon Valley companies.  However, the level of foreign participation was significantly reduced from last year.  Tim Cook of Apple and Sundar Pichai of Google, featured speakers in 2017, skipped the…