China is characterized by a strong control over all information or opinion on the Internet. Sociologists see a most impossible mission trying to censor the flow of information in the network according to grow possibilities to publish on the Internet. Blogs, forums, microblogs, social networks multiply, grow, and are increasingly strong enemies for a Government accustomed to curb freedom of expression. China stands firm in its battle to control all the flow of information circulating in their media and Internet but is the Asian country trained to control the growing threat posed by social networks and possible cto in public opinion?. When in the year 221 BC Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of unified China, considered began the construction of a wall that would protect him from feudal lords who threatened his power, many considered an impossible dream their aspiration. Today, more than 22 centuries later, China builds and another wall, invisible but equally effective, it maintains a barrier that slows down the freedom of expression of its more than 1,300 million inhabitants and that hinders the expansion of the Internet in the Asian giant, a project which, according to experts, trying to encompass the unfathomable.
China aims to control each and every one of the movements and views of its inhabitants. It is impossible and by much censorship that applied to the Internet always emerge new ways of communication, says Gao Feng, a sociologist who lives in Beijing. The last of these pathways cited by Gao and he has given a twist more in the pressure exerted by the Chinese Executive on the network is Weibo, the microblog most important with more than 200 million users in China, where Twitter is censored. The publication of some messages with direct accusations to the authorities in cases such as the murder of a young woman in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei, or resale of blood donations from bags, led to the Executive to demand from Weibo to close those accounts that disseminate hoaxes.