The first amendment in the constitution of the United State of America states the freedom of religion, press and expression would be cornerstone for the democracy and the base of all human rights. Nowadays, freedoms of the speech are not limited only towards publication of articles, criticism towards unfairness and the voice of the people towards the government.
With the advancement of technology, Internet and social media become the new battle ground to testified and challenge those laws. Unlike the Internet freedom we so appreciate and could not live without here in America, some other parts of the world, Internet restriction is control to the maximum level so the voice of the people would be silenced under the tyrannies of government. This action is against human right and politically unfair, it would oppress the opposition and create imbalance in the global economy. This paper would focus on the Internet censorship in the People Republic of China, and the effect of such action towards the global economy, especially towards the US economy. Identified important issues, and offer a feasible solution to the issues that would mutually benefit both economies. Background and definition
•We are unable to determinate when did the dispute actually started, but with the recent year increase of world wide wise commerce activities, such issues become clear and disputed by both government. •Since the USA Internet services were never censored nor blocked, there are dispute from other government regarding the matter, but in vise versa with the Chinese government controlled Internet services, were always criticized, by foreign government that deemed unfair and manipulative.
• Large US corporations attempt to enter the largest technology market in the world has failed, because of the government control, it created an unhealthy competitive advantage for china, that portrait a strong national protectionism for the Chinese competitions. Such as, Google vs. Baidu •Information in the USA flow through the Web without restriction will provide the foreign companies a fair market place to compete, but in China such a thing do not exist, because of the strong government censorship into information flow. •The basic economic concept, that would apply to such issues is the unfair competitive advantage obtained by the foreign companies in the USA versus the unfair market place for USA companies in China Solution and Compromise
1.First, because the Chinese governmental sensitivity in such a matter, and the persistent indifference regarding the human rights organizations accuses, it is wise not to confront the Internet restriction matter head to head with the government. Instead employee the WTO regulation compliance tactic to pressure China for making change, and on the other hand offer better trade benefit in some other sectors, that USA has advantage in to exchange for loosen internet control.
Under the global pressure, this plan might increase the chance of possible yield at the Chinese party. 2.We have to understand, that the Internet restriction in china is aimed to control freedom of speech, propaganda and democratic voices that would oppose the communist parties control. Because, it is sensitive and unpredictable, it would wise to ask the government to present a clear set of guideline and rules regarding restricted materials.
By active negotiation, could potentially archive the goal. We have to understand, the reason why the government is controlling the media, speech and protest; the fear for instability of the controlling party would not be tolerated and hope for complete removal of Internet restrict is certainly impossible. But by taking small steps over the years might be able to make greater changes in the future. 3.The reason why the USA so desperately wants China to remove the restriction is because it wants to create a level playfield, which would turn the competitive advantage, which China currently has into a comparative advantage that both countries would enjoy. By employing, the previous solutions would most likely to tip the balance back a little, that would allow some US corporation to venture into the biggest technology market in the world. Conclusion
Because the issue affects the foundation of the communist party in China, it would not be changed so easily nor would be change in a timely fashion. When facing issues as such, it would need a persistent pressure, on the matter and exchange, of benefit to gain advances in this long-term battle. In order for the solution to work, trade exchange benefits in other sector, must play a role in being an incentive to negotiate, for an opening discussion in the matter.
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