Freedom of Expression and the Internet in China

As the Internet industry continues to expand in China, the government continues to tighten controls on on-line expression. Since                1995, when Chinese authorities began permitting commercial Internet                accounts, at least sixty sets of regulations have been issued aimed at                controlling Internet content. The broadly-worded regulations represent a                clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, and the government is                devoting considerable time and resources to trying to implement them.