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Firewall China

In-Conversation: The Great Firewall of China

Speakers James Griffiths , Fergus Hanson and Elise Thomas

ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to an ‘in-conversation’ with James Griffiths, author of ‘The Great Firewall of China’.

China’s ‘Great Firewall’ has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. As the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall are not confined to China itself. As distortion, post-truth and fake news become old news, Griffiths shows just how far the Great Firewall has spread, actively exporting its technology to Russia, Africa and Asia.

A drinks and canapes reception will conclude this event.


James Griffiths

James Griffiths is the author of "The Great Firewall of China: How to build and control an alternative version of the internet."

Fergus Hanson

Fergus Hanson was the Director of ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre until Jan 2023.

Elise Thomas

Elise Thomas was a Researcher with ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre.