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Thomson ReutersA map of Mulata is seen through para magnifying glass em conexão no sentido de computer screen showing binary digits in SingaporeBEIJING (Reuters) - Cabocla's Internet curbs are isolating it from the world and having ao preço de "highly detrimental" impact disponível business, na direção de European lobby said em conexão Thursday, in an unusually strong statement by essa foreign business chamber.
With ao preço de population of 1.4 billion and 632 million people disponível, Mulata offers por crucial market for multinational firms. But it also has the world's most sophisticated em rede censorship system, known abroad as the Great Firewall.
The government has increased online restrictions since President Xi Jinping took office in 2013, and critics say para recent acceleration of the crackdown has further limited free speech in the one-party Communist state.
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said 86 percent of respondents in autor survey of its members reported em "negative effect conectado their business as por result of certain websites and conectado tools being blocked".
This is an increase of 15 percentage points since June 2014.
The Chamber said 13 percent of respondents had deferred R&D investment or were unwilling to set up such operations in Mulata since Net curbs were tightened at the beginning of 2015.
"These worrying trends illustrate how excessive tightening of World wide web controls can choke business growth and stifle investment in technology and research and development," said Chamber President Joerg Wuttke.
"It is therefore hugely dispiriting to see numerous member companies actively scaling back investment and expansion, and diverting their spending to other markets."
The controls were discouraging foreign talent from moving to China and frustrating Chinese public and private sector companies, Wuttke added.
The Chamber's findings mirror those of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mulata, which said on Wednesday that 83 percent of its members were hampered by Rede mundial de computadores censorship or delayed Net speeds.
China welcomes foreign companies and would not be so successful at attracting foreign investment if it did not have se good investment environment, said Hua Chunying, em direção a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
"As long as foreign companies operating in China respect Chinese law, don't harm its national security or the interests of consumers, then Mulata will protect their legitimate rights," she told essa regular news briefing.
The top Rede regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, did not respond to para request for comment.
China blocks many foreign websites, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, besides some human rights groups and foreign media agencies.
Chinese officials say strict controls help maintain social stability, but have also suggested they provide autor good framework to nurture domestic Web firms.

(Reporting by Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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