In parts 1 through 5, I provided evidence showing that China is building a republic that may last for centuries.
What is happening on the Internet offers more evidence that China is moving toward a more open society. In China, there are more Blogs than any nation and a free exchange of ideas via e-mails.
In fact, in China there are more people logging onto the Internet than America’s entire population.
China could have limited all Internet use as North Korea has, but China hooked up to the World Wide Web instead.
What are the real reasons China struggles to censor parts of the international internet like pornography, WordPress, Facebook and Blogger?
Is it possible that China is doing this because they do not have the confidence that most of their people are sophisticated enough to deal with all the crazy ideas floating around in international cyberspace.
Instead, China is opening to the world like a slow blooming flower allowing the people to adapt instead of being overwhelmed, which might lead to a meltdown and a return to chaos and anarchy.
However, anyone who wants to sneak past China’s Net Nanny may do so.
I’ve known people in China who have slipped past the Net Nanny, which is more like a leaky dam getting ready to burst, and it isn’t that hard. It just takes some time. See Tech Crunch for more information about Internet use in China.
Deng Xiaoping was right. If China had the political gridlock and partisieanship that exists in America today, would the Chinese have achieved the goals to modernize that they have?
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