Robert Garmong on Censorship in China
Radio Interview: 18 September 2013
I interviewed Robert Garmong on "Censorship in China" on 18 September 2013. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
How does censorship work in China? What can ordinary people access or not? What is the Chinese government most concerned to conceal? What are the consequences of speaking out? What do ordinary people think of the censorship? Robert Garmong, an American living and working in China, answered these questions and more.
Robert Garmong is Lecturer of Business at the Surrey International Institute of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China. He studied economics and political science at the University of Chicago, and has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin). His blog is "Professor in Dalian."
- Duration: 1:38:49
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