This week some members of congress harshly criticized Google, Yahoo and other American tech companies for bowing to demands from the Chinese government to censor Internet content, and in Yahoo’s case for providing personal information on dissidents. In the U.S., the debate is how tech companies can access the world’s biggest market without doing harm. It’s a different dilemma for the Chinese government.
Liu Kang is professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Duke University. He says China will not be able to control the Internet in the long run.