Internet censorship in modern China: tight control and a flexible settlement system

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The article considers the features of Internet censorship in the People's Republic of China, the stages of its formation, origins of specifics and modern problems of controlling information in the media. Material addressed the current theme of the CPC's fight against “anti-historical research” with reference to the new law on the rights and interests of military personnel; at the same time, it gives some examples of “soft” selective censorship of Internet user messages in China. The cultural origins of the phenomenon of Chinese censorship reveal many aspects related to the assessment of the CCP's policy towards the media by Chinese and foreigners. The work used research materials of Russian and foreign specialists in the field of state censorship in China, current information of Chinese news websites and legislation in the field of information control.

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Anastasia G. Lyulina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0634-8844

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University); Researcher of the Department of History and Culture of the Ancient East, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

6 Miklukho-Maklay St, Moscow, Russia, 117198

Elizaveta S. Efimenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

student, Department of History of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 6 Miklukho-Maklay St, Moscow, Russia, 117198


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