The Chinese Bonsai Internet

Bonsai tree from basicbonsai.comA flurry of reports have come out about the decrease in websites in China last year. Some 1.4 million websites were shuttered due to government regulations (read: censorship). Apparently, websites in China decreased last year by some 40%, while globally the number of websites continue to increase.

In NPR’s coverage of the Chinese site decrease they compared the Internet to a bonsai tree, while it experiences growth it requires trimming/maintenance. I’m almost positive this site would be shut down with the mere mention of “democracy” in another blog post.

Related: How China is Ruled: Communist Party (BBC)

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