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Chinese Government Increasingly Interested In Public Opinion Data

The Chinese government is known for its tight control of news and information, often restricting access to internet sites and monitoring people’s behavior online. But in recent years the government has also turned increasingly to a western tool for gauging what its citizens think: public opinion polls. 

Dr. Victor Yuan, chairman of Dataway Horizon, has conducted many of these polls--from how the Chinese see income disparity to the “Chinese Dream.” Yuan is also the Dr. Scholl Foundation Visiting Fellow on US-China Relations at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and joins us to talk about his work.

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