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China publishes white paper: “The Internet in China” 《中国互联网状况》白皮书

June 9th, 2010 No comments

On June 8, 2010, a white paper, “The Internet in China,” (full text in English) was released by the Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese full text version is also available: “中国互联网状况.”

This is a very important document, because it articulates the Chinese vision for the Internet. For putting this vision in writing, it enables those around the world to hear directly what China has to say rather than relying on others interpretation (with prejudice or otherwise). Those countries sharing China’s priorities could rally behind it. Those oppose can pinpoint areas of contention. (For completeness, the China Internet Network Information Center (CINIC) (中国互联网络信息中心) is an invaluable site to see the ground-level developments of the Internet within China, if you are interested.)
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