China has launched another crackdown on the internet — but it's different this time

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(Worthy News) - Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a message for the world during his opening speech at the 19th Communist Party Congress: China supports an open economy, and it will further liberalize its markets to foreign investors.

But while the leadership talks of financial liberalization, some facets of life inside the world's second-largest economy are becoming a lot less free.

That's especially true for digital communication inside China. Regulators have moved aggressively to curtail what the country's more than 750 million internet users can or cannot do online. While Beijing has shut out access to Google and Facebook in the past, new restrictions introduced this year have been some of the strictest ever, according to experts. [ Source: CNBC (Read More...) ]

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