The Chinese government is banning all virtual private networks. DW asked Michael Hüther, Director of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, about the impact of this move.
It's been ten years since several hundred prominent Chinese intellectuals signed a manifesto calling for democracy and rule of law. But since then, Chinese society has turned more, not less, autocratic, says Perry Link.
Internet freedom remains on the decline worldwide, a report by US-based think tank Freedom House shows. DW's Chrispin Mwakideu spoke to Freedom on the Net 2018 Program Manager Mai Truong about the findings.
The decision comes as Western governments are increasingly wary about possible Chinese espionage through Huawei. New Zealand mobile provider Spark said it would still roll out 5G by July 2020.
The US and the UK have accused Moscow and Beijing of trying to stall the OPCW's new ability to attribute blame for chemical attacks. Both sides traded bitter accusations of hypocrisy.
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