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.

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China should fire warning shots at US warships near disputed islands, even ram them, says Communist Party mouthpiece

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Satellite images produced by a US company earlier this month allegedly showing the deployment of surface-to-air missiles batteries on Woody Island in the Parcel chain in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

 

 

A commentary published online by state media in China says its forces should fire warning shots or even deliberately collide with US warships sailing close to the Paracel Islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

The commentary says tough action would make an impression on the US and “teach it a lesson”. Continue reading

2,000 PLA troops could invade Diaoyutai in 5 hours: WSJ

China has the ability to deploy 2,000 troops to the disputed Diaoyutai islands (Diaoyu to China, Senkaku to Japan) in just five hours using its four Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft purchased from Russia, according to an Apr. 2 report in the Wall Street Journal.

Although Lieutenant General John Wissler, the commanding general of the US Marine Corps in Okinawa, says that the United States is capable of wiping out invading Chinese forces without mobilizing ground forces, Western military expert have begun to question whether Washington and Tokyo are capable of defending Okinawa from a potential PLA invasion. Continue reading