Authoritarian Informationalism: China’s Approach to Internet Sovereignty

@article{Jiang2010AuthoritarianIC,
  title={Authoritarian Informationalism: China’s Approach to Internet Sovereignty},
  author={Min Jiang},
  journal={SAIS Review of International Affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={71 - 89}
}
  • M. Jiang
  • Published 3 November 2010
  • Political Science
  • SAIS Review of International Affairs
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