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China and technical global internet governance: Beijing’s approach to multi-stakeholder governance within ICANN, WSIS and the IGF

journal contribution
posted on 01.12.2014, 00:00 authored by T Galloway, Baogang HeBaogang He
Since the late 1990s, the Chinese government has engaged in a process of attempting to reform the technical global internet governance regime, which is currently dominated by the US government and non-state actors. This article aims to contribute to the literature on Beijing’s approach to this issue by providing a detailed empirical account of its involvement in a few core regime organisations. It argues that Beijing’s reform approach is guided by its domestically derived preferences for strong state authority and expanding China’s global power, but that its reform efforts are unlikely to succeed based on countervailing structural hard- and soft-power factors.

History

Journal

China: An International Journal

Volume

12

Issue

3

Pagination

72 - 93

Publisher

National University of Singapore, East Asian Institute

ISSN

0219-7472

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, National University of Singapore, East Asian Institute