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Russia’s Ukraine invasion raises questions over Internet access; and China’s new policy focus
18 March 2022 00:00
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?
Russia remains connected to global Internet even as companies halt direct sales to country's service providersWestern efforts to isolate the Kremlin economically and politically have not resulted in that country’s disconnection from the internet
Economic headwinds are prompting Chinese leaders to orchestrate an all-out effort to shore up growth in the world's second-largest economy
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Yonnex Li Chief Correspondent, Greater China
Yonnex has an MA in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, after obtaining a BA in Translation at the same university. At MLex, she writes extensively on antitrust developments in the Greater China region, including investigations, court cases and merger control of international transactions. Prior to joining MLex, she worked as a reporter at the English division of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, providing coverage and analysis on China's banking sector, asset management... Read more