China has always stated that it wants to open its economy to the rest of the world. But its capital, Beijing, keeps a tight grip when it comes to technology and media access. Google’s battle with the Chinese government over Internet censorship has brought international attention to the censorship issues. The censorship in China is gradually becoming more and more undetectable and refined. Advancements in technology are continuously increasing the sophistication of the methods of censorship. Increase in the computing power and advanced network analysis technologies, most of which is purchased from the United States, allow Chinese authorities to control over the content which they find objectionable. While, many of the foreign websites are still available in China, some of the most notable websites, like the BBC, is still banned. Currently, blocking based on keyboards in prevalent, technical refinement of these techniques will continue.
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