Chinese Encyclopedia (online)

The Chinese Encyclopedia is planned online edition of the Encyclopedia of China. Since Wikipedia is blocked by the Great Firewall, this is their alternative. News stories in 2017 said it would be released in 2018[1] with over 300,000 articles, written by 20,000 authors and scientists, controlled by the Chinese government. Western mass media describes this as censorship and propaganda.[2][3][4] China believes in internet sovereignty, meaning they keep strong control on information ingested by their citizens.

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  1. ^ "Encyclopedia of China update to go online in 2018[1]-". Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  2. ^ Siegle, Jochen (2017-05-03). "Alternative Fakten: China baut sich Wikipedia-Klon". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). ISSN 0376-6829. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  3. ^ "China Is Creating an Alternative Wikipedia". PCMag UK. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  4. ^ "China is building its own version of Wikipedia". The Verge. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-05-08.