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China's scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works

China's scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works

First there was the Berlin Wall. Now there is the Great Firewall of China, not a physical barrier preventing people from leaving, but a virtual one, preventing information harmful to the Communist Party from entering the country.

Just as one fell, so will the other be eventually dismantled, because information, like people, cannot be held back forever.

Or so the argument goes.

But try telling that to Beijing. Far from knocking down the world's largest system of censorship, China in fact is moving ever more confidently in the opposite direction, strengthening the wall's legal foundations, closing breaches and reinforcing its control of the Web behind the...

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