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As China shuts out the world, internet access from abroad gets harder too

Amid a growing tendency for China to insulate itself from the world, researchers who focus on the communist nation are finding it harder to stay on course in terms of research topics and techniques. Furman University’s Katherine Kaup, the James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics and International Affairs, is among those facing difficulty in gaining insights into China’s ethnic policies. She was tapped for an article by Stephanie Yang about China’s “great firewall” appearing in the Los Angeles Times. “I sometimes feel like I’m in a bad sci-fi movie,” Kaup said. “The type of research that we used to do is not going to be possible moving forward in the next few years.”

The article also ran in The Detroit News, The Times News Express, Stars and Stripes, i3 Investor, The India Nation and other news outlets.

Last updated June 27, 2022
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