Communist China calls for RED global internet governance

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

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a global rallying call Wednesday for countries to adopt Beijing style internet governance.

  • Xi Jinping: “The development of the internet knows no international boundaries. The sound use, development and governance of the internet thus calls for closer cooperation.”
  • Xi repeated China’s pledge to “promote equitable global internet governance” while upholding “cyber sovereignty.”
  • This month: China’s parliament adopted a cybersecurity law critics say could shut foreign businesses out of various sectors in China.
  • 40 international groups and technology organizations condemned the law which introduces sweeping surveillance measures.
  • Beijing: law was designed to root out cybersecurity threats in “critical” industries.

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.

Full article: Communist China calls for RED global internet governance (TruNews)

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