In drive to strengthen one-party rule, China treats Internet ‘as ideological battlefield’

Activist Liu Ping is one of many recent victims of crackdown on dissent

Activist Liu Ping: one of many recent victims of crackdown on dissent

From Democracy Digest:

Since Xi Jinping came to power just less than a year ago, China Digital Times notes, hopes that his administration would oversee substantial political reform have been dissipating amid frequent crackdowns on the country’s media and developing civil society. An infographic from the South China Morning Post plots arrests under the new administration’s watch to show that state suppression of the politically-liberal is gaining momentum.

The Economist outlines the Communist authorities’ efforts to shape public opinion by treating the Internet as an ideological battlefield:

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