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China's Interent--Wants"Inbalances" Rectified and "Sound Use and GOVERNANCE" of internet

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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China urges "cooperation" with other countries "governing" the internet while maintaining the need to respect "cyber sovereignty".

China hopes to develop international rules in a "balanced" way.

At the end of the story China basically says one nation can't be secure if another is not.

Is china suggesting the rest of the world adopt their tight control of the internet?

How exactly are other much freer countries supposed to censor or restrict their webs to accommodate mush less free countries?



Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater cooperation among nations in developing and governing the internet, while reiterating the need to respect so-called "cyber sovereignty".

Speaking at an internet conference in Wuzhen, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, Xi and propaganda chief Liu Yunshan signaled a willingness to step up China's role in global internet governance, seeking to rectify "imbalances" in the way standards across cyberspace are set.

"The development of the internet knows no international boundaries. The sound use, development and governance of the internet thus calls for closer cooperation," Xi said in a video message at the start of China's third World Internet Conference.



China's Xi urges cooperation among nations in governance of global internet
Attendees listen to a speech by China's President Xi Jinping shown on a screen during the opening ceremony of the third annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

By Catherine Cadell | WUZHEN, China

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater cooperation among nations in developing and governing the internet, while reiterating the need to respect so-called "cyber sovereignty".

Speaking at an internet conference in Wuzhen, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, Xi and propaganda chief Liu Yunshan signaled a willingness to step up China's role in global internet governance, seeking to rectify "imbalances" in the way standards across cyberspace are set.

"The development of the internet knows no international boundaries. The sound use, development and governance of the internet thus calls for closer cooperation," Xi said in a video message at the start of China's third World Internet Conference.


While China's influence in global technology has grown, its ruling Communist Party led by Xi has presided over broader and more vigorous efforts to control, and often censor, the flow of information online.

China infamously operates the so-called "Great Firewall", the world's most sophisticated online censorship system, to block and attack Internet services the government deems unsavory.

Xi repeated China's pledge to "promote equitable global internet governance" while upholding "cyber sovereignty", or the right of countries to determine how they want to manage the internet.

China's rubber stamp parliament adopted a controversial cybersecurity law this month that overseas critics say could shut foreign businesses out of various sectors in China.

More than 40 international groups and technology organizations have condemned the law, which introduces sweeping surveillance measures and local data storage requirements.

Beijing says the law was designed to root out cybercecurity threats in "critical" industries, and not to target foreign businesses.

China hopes to cooperate with other countries to develop international rules and standards for the internet "in a more balanced way", said Liu, a member of the Party's leading Politburo Standing Committee.

nsecurity in one corner of the internet was a risk to all, he warned.

"There can't be national security for one country while there is insecurity in another. (Countries) can't seek their own so-called 'absolute security' while sacrificing the security of another country," Liu said.


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edit on 16-11-2016 by seasonal because: spacing




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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So basically, because a bunch of the world's government decided to declare cyberwar on each other us peasants no longer deserve a free internet.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: sooth

No internet or greatly censored internet. This is actually a huge deal.



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