Friday, February 24, 2006

China and the Internet

This week, I received my copies of 'On-line Public Relations' translated into Chinese this week.

It seems odd that this book should now have a market in China. When I wrote it, the Internet was much frowned upon across the Republic. Even now, issues like the limitations placed upon Google mean that much of the Internet is different for the Chinese than for other parts of the world.

But the Chinese now have to face the the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet.

The change in organisations caused by Internet Transparency, Porosity and Agency does not go away because the Internet is in China. The rules remain the same and the lecture one might offer here in the UK would be just as significant in China.

The idea of social communication among a population as big theirs is an interesting thought.

Picture: Wades Stuff