Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Eric Schmidt: The Great Firewall of China Will Fall

Rogan, Josh. "Eric Schmidt: The Great Firewall of China Will Fall." Foreign Policy, July 9, 2012.

From the  blog: "Technology and information penetration in China will eventually force the Great Firewall of China to crumble and even lead to the political opening of the Chinese system, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

"I believe that ultimately censorship fails," said Schmidt, when asked about whether the Chinese government's censorship of the Internet can be sustained. "China's the only government that's engaged in active, dynamic censorship. They're not shy about it."

When the Chinese Internet censorship regime fails, the penetration of information throughout China will also cause political and social liberalization that will fundamentally change the nature of the Chinese government's relationship to its citizenry, Schmidt believes."
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