Russia’s Ukraine invasion raises questions over Internet access; and China’s new policy focus

18 March 2022 00:00

Duration: 15:36

Following the invasion of Ukraine, an American pair of major providers of global Internet backbone services announced they had discontinued services to Russia, in a move that sparked immediate conjecture that Moscow could splinter off from the Internet. But it’s more complicated than that; what’s more, there are those who believe that the cause of those opposing the invasion would be better served by ensuring that the Russian people were able to stay online. Also on this week’s podcast: China’s so-called Two Sessions meetings shift the policy emphasis from competition to economic stability, job creation and fiscal support for enterprises. But where does that leave last year’s emphasis on antitrust?

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