With rising confidence, Xi Jinping wields the internet as a tool of empowerment and control, speeches reveal

//With rising confidence, Xi Jinping wields the internet as a tool of empowerment and control, speeches reveal

With rising confidence, Xi Jinping wields the internet as a tool of empowerment and control, speeches reveal

The Chinese government has made technology and innovation key priorities in its development plans for the next five years, as it strives to build a “Digital China” and overtake the US as the world’s No 1 economy. In this third and final part of a series looking at the politicisation of China’s internet landscape, we explain how the views of China’s paramount leader, Xi Jinping, about the internet have evolved into what they are today.In August 2013, after just five months as China’s top leader,…

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