The Political Economy of Governing ISPs in China: Perspectives of Net Neutrality and Vertical Integration

  title={The Political Economy of Governing ISPs in China: Perspectives of Net Neutrality and Vertical Integration},
  author={Henry L Hu},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={523 - 540}
  • Henry L Hu
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract Internet service providers (ISPs) have played an important role in China's internet regulation regime. This article illustrates how ISPs are governed to serve the government's regulatory goals. This involves examining some of the most extraordinary and profound insights concerning internet governance: the theories of the layers principle, the end-to-end argument and the generative internet. Chinese ISPs have been dependent rather than neutral regulatory intermediaries of the government… 
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