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Issue No.06 - Nov.-Dec. (2011 vol.15)
pp: 65-69
Catherine Welch , CNA, China Studies Division
ABSTRACT
<p>The US's global Internet freedom policy has attracted domestic and international attention since it was formalized in January 2010. This article explores the evolution of the policy, domestic efforts to enact it, and international reactions to the policy, with a focus on China.</p>
INDEX TERMS
global Internet freedom, Internet policy, US-China relations
CITATION
Catherine Welch, "Global Internet Freedom Policy: Evolution, Action, and Reaction", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.15, no. 6, pp. 65-69, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.152
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