Internet Law in China

Internet Law in China

1st Edition - March 14, 2012

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  • Author: Guosong Shao
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081016770
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633374

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A comprehensive, structured, and up-to-date introduction to the law governing the dissemination of information in a computer-mediated world in China, Internet Law in China stresses the practical applications of the law that are encountered by all individuals and organizations in Chinese cyberspace, but always in the light of theoretical underpinnings. Among the overarching topics treated in the Chinese context are the following: intellectual property protection in cyberspace; privacy of communication and data privacy; electronic contract forming and electronic signature; personal, domestic and international jurisdiction; and free expression in cyberspace. This book is particularly valuable to legal, business, and communication professionals, academics, and students concerned with the regulation of the Internet and related activities in China. It is the first book to focus solely on Chinese Internet law.

Key Features

  • The first book to systematically explore the legal doctrines and principles that apply to the Internet and related activities in China
  • Broad coverage: from Internet speech to proprietary interests, privacy issues, electronic contracts, and jurisdiction
  • Original comparative analysis of China’s Internet regulation practice in the global context


Legal, business, and communication professionals, academics, and students concerned with the regulation of the Internet and related activities in China

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    List of cases

    List of abbreviations



    About the author

    Chapter 1: The Chinese legal system


    The sources of law

    The court system

    The legal procedure

    Finding the law

    Chapter 2: Regulating the Internet


    Internet basics

    Legal regulation

    Administrative licensing

    Other regulatory issues

    Chapter 3: Internet speech


    Freedom of speech

    Risks to national security

    Threats to social order

    Damage to reputation

    Chapter 4: Privacy interests


    Introduction to privacy law

    Invasion of privacy claims

    Specific online privacy issues

    Chapter 5: Proprietary interests





    Appendix: Constitution of the People’s Republic of China


Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2012
  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081016770
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633374

About the Author

Guosong Shao

Dr. Guosong Shao is Professor & Dean of Journalism School, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics. He obtained a PhD in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama; his research interests include new media, media law and policy, media economics and management, and political communication. Shao has published more than 15 journal articles in these areas during the past three years. Prior to entering his doctoral studies, Dr. Shao worked as a communications/marketing specialist for a Fortune Global 500 company in New York City, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China

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  • Tuloo S. Mon Apr 20 2020

    Great introduction about internet aw in china

    Very helpful for researchers and professionals who are interested in China's Internet regulation