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The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a report last week "on the impacts to U.S. businesses of foreign censorship in the key markets of China, Russia, Turkey, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia through the application of case studies and a survey." In this article, we focus on the
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a report last week that "identifies and describes various foreign government censorship policies and practices, including examples that U.S. businesses consider impediments to trade and investment." The report covered a wide range of countries. In this piece, we focus on the
Senator Cruz Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Federal Funding of Programs that Alter Political Content for Screening in China
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced legislation entitled “Stopping Censorship, Restoring Integrity, and Protecting Talkies Act” (the “SCRIPT Act”), which attempts to "prohibit the use of Federal funds for the production of programs by United States companies that alter political content for screening in the People's Republic of China."
There has been some recent reporting on a new lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County related to alleged censorship and surveillance of U.S. users on WeChat. Jeanne Whalen of the Washington Post (“ California plaintiffs sue Chinese tech giant Tencent, alleging WeChat app is
On January 4, 2021, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter [http://docs.chinatrademonitor.com/SFC-letter-censorship.pdf] to the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an investigation of (1) foreign censorship practices that impede trade or investment in key foreign markets