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1 See, e.g., Jiang Min, ‘Internet Companies in China: Dancing between the Party Line and the Bottom Line’ (2012) 47 Asie Visions, http://www.ifri.org/en/publications/enotes/asie-visions/internet-companies-china-dancing-between-party-line-and-bottom-line (accessed 26 August 2015). Santoro Michael, China 2020: How Western Businesses Can – and Should – Influence Social and Political Change in the Coming Decade (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009).

2 Howard Philip and Hussain Muzammil, Democracy’s Fourth Wave (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013).

3 See Santoro, note 1.

4 Buckley Chris, ‘China Warns Officials against “Dangerous” Western Values’, New York Times (13 May 2013), http://is.gd/kjyRET (accessed 2 August 2015).

5 World Bank, China Overview (2015), http://is.gd/aLOQlQ (accessed 2 August 2015).

6 Fu King-wa, Chan Chung-hong, Chau and Michael, ‘Assessing Censorship on Microblogs in China: Discriminatory Keyword Analysis and Impact Evaluation of the “Real Name Registration” Policy’, (2013) 17(3) IEEE Internet Computing 42.

7 Jiang Min, ‘Authoritarian Informationalism: China’s Approach to Internet Sovereignty’, (2010) 30(2) SAIS Review of International Affairs 71.

8 See Min Jiang, note 1.

9 Dan Goodin, ‘Google Chrome will Banish Chinese Certificate Authority for Breach of Trust [updated]’ Ars Technica (1 April 2015), http://is.gd/cuteNG (accessed 2 August 2015).

10 Brenkert George, ‘Google, Human Rights, and Moral Compromise’ (2008) 84(4) Journal of Business Ethics 453.

11 Hruska Joel, ‘Apple, Microsoft Buck Trend, Refuse to Block Unauthorized Chinese Root Certificates’, ExtremeTech (9 April 2015), http://is.gd/hhEAsy (accessed 2 August 2015).

12 Bostic Kevin, ‘China Surpasses US as Biggest Market for Apple, Android Devices’, Apple Insider (18 February 2013), http://is.gd/Qa9rI0 (accessed 2 August 2015).

13 Bass Dina, ‘Microsoft Shares Plummet after Sales Hit in China, Japan’, Bloomberg Business (26 January 2015), http://is.gd/AYfJ01 (accessed 2 August 2015).

14 Qiu Jack, Gregg Melissa, and Crawford Kate, ‘Circuits of Labor: A Labour Theory of the iPhone Era’, (2014) 12(2) Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.

15 Cole Shane, ‘Apple Pulls Another Anti-Censorship App from China’s iOS Apple Store’, Apple Insider (13 December 2013), http://is.gd/X9hhkp (accessed 2 August 2015).

16 Mozur Paul, ‘Warm West Coast Reception for China’s Web Czar (Chillier in Washington)’, New York Times (8 December 2014), http://is.gd/SLRLKr (accessed 2 August 2015).

17 Matthews Chris, ‘China Praises Facebook’s Decision to Censor Dissident’, Fortune (13 January 2015), http://is.gd/ArNgg0 (accessed 2 August 2015).

18 Horowitz Josh, ‘A New Wave of US Internet Companies is Succeeding in China—By Giving the Government What It Wants’, Quartz (26 June 2015), http://is.gd/StW7Gd (accessed 2 August 2015); Mozur, note 15.

19 Quoted in Mozur Paul and Chin Josh, ‘Alibaba Founder Jack Ma’s Reported Tiananmen Comments Draw Ire’, Wall Street Journal (18 July 2013), http://is.gd/gUOALb (accessed 2 August 2015).

20 Ibid.

21 BBC, 2013 BBC, ‘China’s Tencent Denies WeChat App Global Censorship’, BBC (14 January 2013), http://is.gd/A5kB06 (accessed 2 August 2015).

22 Freitas Nathan, ‘People around the World are Voluntarily Submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why?’ Slate (5 January 2015), http://is.gd/0vyLv0 (accessed 2 August 2015).

23 Ibid.

24 Ruvolo Julie, ‘Brazilian Becomes a New Front in the Battle between Baidu and Qihoo’, TechCrunch (1 March 2015), http://is.gd/cKq6QD

25 MacKinnon Rebecca, Ranking Digital Rights (2015), https://rankingdigitalrights.org/ (accessed 2 August 2015).

26 Branigan Tania, ‘Wen Jiabao Talks of Democracy and Freedom in CNN Interview’, The Guardian (18 February 2013), http://is.gd/titUAd (accessed 2 August 2015).

* PhD; Associate Professor of Communication Studies, UNC Charlotte; Research Affiliate at the Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

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