China proposes new world order for cyberspace regulation2017-03-03 03:25 by Daniela
China has released its first strategic report, outlining its view of how cyberspace should be governed. The document demands that all nations should respect sovereignty and avoid conflict and asserts that no single country should control the internet, a clear message to the U.S.
"Countries should respect each other's right to choose their own path of cyber development," read an English translation of the paper published by the state-run news agency Xinhua.
"No country should pursue cyber hegemony, interfere in other countries' internal affairs, or engage in, condone or support cyber activities that undermine other countries' national security."
The idea of "cyber sovereignity" flies against calls for Internet freedom in China, which has banned international sites like Goggle, Facebook and Twitter besides scores of foreign media sites. It is encouraging Chinese versions of these sites like Baidu and Sina Weibo, to operate in China which has the world's highest Internet connectivity.
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