In this two-part series, we discuss who built China’s Great Firewall and how American tech companies like CISCO helped the Chinese communist regime with the Internet blockage and surveillance technology.
We interviewed Yu Chao, a graduate from China’s equivalent to MIT. Mr. Yu is a Falun Gong practitioner who revealed the persecution of his faith by the Chinese Communist Party to foreign journalists. He was put in jail for 10 years because of it.
In the last episode of “Who Built China’s Great Firewall?” we discussed the origin of China’s Great Firewall (GFW for short), its “enemies,” its brain, and its components. Today we dig further into this topic for new details: What organizations and individuals are responsible for its research, development and operations? We invited China Internet observer Yu Chao to help us dig into this topic. First, there was a decisive step in building the GFW. What was it?