Electronic Decentralisation in China: A Critical Analysis of Internet Filtering Policies in the People's Republic of China

  title={Electronic Decentralisation in China: A Critical Analysis of Internet Filtering Policies in the People's Republic of China},
  author={Jason R. Lacharite},
  journal={Australian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={333 - 346}
  • J. Lacharite
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of Political Science
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