China Wants To Rip The Internet Out Of America's Hands
- China released its first strategic report Thursday, outlining its view of how cyberspace should be governed.
The Chinese government 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., the China Daily introduced.
Beijing is a staunch advocate of shared governance of the internet and aims to "vigorously promote the reform of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), to make it a truly independent international institution." Under the Obama administration, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) moved to transfer overall control of the internet's domain name system (DNS) - the "yellow pages" of the world wide web - to a global entity.
China is eager to take advantage of that shift.
"No country should pursue cyberhegemony, interfere in other countries' internal affairs, or engage in, condone or support cyberactivities that undermine other countries' national security," the Chinese report explained, adding that countries should be free to "choose their own path of cyberdevelopment."(Excerpt) Read more at: dailycaller.com ...
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