San Diego Law Review


Jennifer Shyu

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This Comment will focus on the issue of the role of American corporations in enforcing Chinese censorship law. In the hands of the Chinese government, the increased freedom of speech granted by the Internet and brought to China via American corporations is curtailed by state-sponsored censorship. To do business in China, American companies must comply with Chinese Internet censorship laws, yet these very laws not only restrain the freedom of speech of Chinese citizens but also subject offenders to the whim of the Chinese secret police. As accurately stated in the hearing, Yahoo! aided China in arresting at least two Chinese online writers for the crime of disagreeing with the government. The United States must act to stop American corporations from further participating in China's persecution of its political dissidents.

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