China in an online world of its own

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Nayan Chanda

For The Straits Times

Is China, the poster child for globalisation, about to shift into reverse gear on international engagement?

A series of recent measures by Beijing to ostensibly protect its cyber sovereignty have raised serious questions about whether the country is turning its back on the World Wide Web, a key facet of globalisation.

At a moment when China should be basking in the glory of becoming the world’s largest economy, the apparent insecurity of its leaders seems to be instead driving it into a parallel online universe of its own.

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