China reasserts its right to manage the Internet its own way

  • TECH
  • Thursday, 08 Nov 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who had pushed the idea of cyberspace sovereignty at the same event in 2015, said that the world should seek 'mutual trust and collective governance'.

China’s belief that every country should choose its own Internet “governance model” was reasserted at its leading cyber conference on Wednesday by the country’s propaganda chief, who said it would fight “all forms of hegemony” in cyberspace administration.

Huang Kunming argued that every country should be entitled to participate equally in international cyberspace management, in his keynote speech at the opening of the World Internet Conference in the misty river town of Wuzhen in eastern China.

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