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China’s Cyber Forums and Their Influence on Foreign Policymaking

  • Junhao Hong
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Abstract

The development of the Internet in China has occurred at a geometric rate during the last fifteen years. Cyber forums in particular have created a profound influence on the many aspects of China’s societal structure and political system, an area that has long inhibited the participation of ordinary people. Now, an increasing number of people are using the Internet to express their views on economic, political, and social issues in the attempt to generate changes, despite the fact that public participation in online forums is unbalanced across the nation due to various limitations (Hong and Huang 2005).

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Chat Room Online Forum Foreign Relation International Issue Chinese Authority 
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