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Belt and Road

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Xi pushes controlled ecosystem with assist from big business

A display at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen: Xi Jinping envisions a digital Silk Road that overlays China's internet ecosystem on top of Belt and Road.   © Reuters

WUZHEN, China -- Chinese censorship has soared under President Xi Jinping through such measures as mandatory face scans and registration of phone numbers and bank account information for internet access.

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