Christopher Hughes and Gudrun Wacker
RoutledgeCurzon (February 2003)
This book is a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Chinese society. It provides in-depth analyses of such topics as economic development, civil and political liberties, bureaucratic politics, international relations and security studies.
The authors cover the aspirations of Chinese policy makers for using the internet to achieve a 'digital leapfrog' of economic development. After looking at the achievements made so far putting China online, they consider prospects for realising this digital leapfrog from a number of perspectives and explore normative issues such as the state's ability to maintain control over the flow of information and and the impact of ICTs on international security.
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