Deborah Fallows: Few in China Complain About Internet Controls
Kaiser Kuo posts at Ogilvy’s China DigitalWatch Blog this very intriguing news on a relatively old survey:
“Research fellow Deborah Fallows of the Pew Internet & American Life project has written an excellent summary of an eyebrow-raising survey commissioned by the Markle Foundation and carried out by Guo Liang of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
“The report is actually a few months old: it was published in November 2007. I hadnâ€™t heard anything about its interesting (though to me not altogether surprising) findings until I was alerted to Ms. Fallowsâ€™ summary and comments on the Pew website â€” by a Twitter from Fons Tuinstra last night, I believe. Commentators will doubtless zero in on the surveyâ€™s findings regarding Internet censorship, to wit, almost 84% of urban Chinese believe that the Internet should be managed or controlled (read: censored), and more than 85 listed the government in response to the question of who should be doing this managing and controlling.”