The internet is a big deal in China.
For years, the country has been building an increasingly powerful and influential surveillance apparatus.
But it has also been building a sprawling network of intermediary services and water service intermediaries that helps make China’s vast internet infrastructure a powerful, if less accessible, presence on the world stage.
For decades, China has been working to build a network of Internet intermediaries and water services that helps Chinese companies connect to the internet.
But as the country’s Internet penetration grows, the stakes are higher.