As an experiment in free-wheeling democracy, scams, porn, and information-war, the public version of the internet is a little over 15 years old. As a welcome tool for the powers that be, old-media, and power-mongers, let’s face it: a free web is the enemy. Ordinary peasants like you and me with info, connections, Googling facts, and making blogs and websites on any possible topic? Troublesome. Uppity.
Whatever China and is for or against is usually a good way of measuring things, as long as you swap the plusses and minusses to get things right-side up.