Who? This class is for Upper-Intermediate members. In China, over 500 million people now have access to the internet – that’s more than the entire population of the United States and double the amount of American online citizens. But how has the internet changed the lives of the people who have access to it? As with all media, the authorities would like to make sure that the internet remains a harmonious place, but how has the internet – and particularly weibo – changed how Chinese see the world? If you’re interested in discussing this, then make sure you come to this class!
What? In this class, we’ll start off by discussing our views of online censorship, and how it can be both beneficial and a huge drawback for the people who use the internet. Next, we’ll look at the way weibo has changed the landscape of the internet in China. Finally, we’ll debate whether we believe that it’ users should be given free rein to say what they want or kept on a tight leash.
Follow this link to listen to a podcast on the BBC, “It Started With A Tweet“.
Maximum Students 8
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