Rui Hou is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University. His current research interests are in political sociology, sociology of emotions, contentious politics, and surveillance studies. Hou's doctoral project explores how for-profit organizations are engaged in Chinese dissent management by exploring state-market collaboration in two sites where public dissent is channeled and neutralized: the Mayor's Hotline system and the Internet-opinion industry. A new project explores how the Chinese government builds the social credit system with the help of the market.
Published in: HomeThe booming industry of Chinese state internet control
The industrialization of Internet control inevitably means that the budding expression of dissent in China is being...