China's Xi calls for global cooperation to create 'fairer' internet

Posted in: Governance at 08/11/2018 15:40

China’s President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for greater global cooperation in developing the internet and make it more “fair and equitable”, as Beijing seeks to bolster its global role in shaping the web.

The speech was read out on Xi’s behalf at China’s main internet conference in the northern city of Wuzhen, a tightly-controlled event organized by the cyber ministry that oversees the domestic internet and censors online content.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber/chinas-xi-calls-for-global-cooperation-to-create-fairer-internet-idUKKCN1NC0CG

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https://in.reuters.com/article/china-cyber/trade-tensions-cast-shadow-over-china-web-summit-idINKCN1NC0EI
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