Digital neo-colonialism : the Chinese model of internet sovereignty in Africa

Show simple item record Gravett, W.H. (Willem) 2020-11-09T09:42:53Z 2020-11-09T09:42:53Z 2020-06
dc.description.abstract China is making a sustained effort to become a 'cyber superpower'. An integral part of this effort is the propagation by Beijing of the notion of 'internet sovereignty' - China's supreme right to govern the internet within its borders and keep it under rigid control. Chinese companies work closely with Chinese state authorities to export technology to Africa in order to extend China's influence and promote its cyberspace governance model. This contribution argues that the rapid expansion across Africa of Chinese technology companies and their products warrants vigilance. If African governments fail to advance their own values and interests - including freedom of expression, free enterprise and the rule of law - with equal boldness, the 'China model' of digital governance by default might very well become the 'Africa model'. en_ZA
dc.description.department Procedural Law en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gravett, W. 2020, 'Digital neo-colonialism : the Chinese model of internet sovereignty in Africa', African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 125-146. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-073X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1996-2096 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/1996-2096/2020/v20n1a5
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) en_ZA
dc.rights © University of Pretoria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en_ZA
dc.subject Chinese internet censorship en_ZA
dc.subject Data surveillance en_ZA
dc.subject Digital authoritarianism en_ZA
dc.subject Digital neo-colonialism en_ZA
dc.subject Global cyber governance en_ZA
dc.subject China model en_ZA
dc.title Digital neo-colonialism : the Chinese model of internet sovereignty in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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