China Rebuffs Clinton on Internet Warning

Tensions between China and the United States over Internet policy deepened Friday, with the Chinese government accusing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of jeopardizing relations between the two countries with her criticism of Chinese censorship.The Obama administration said it stood by Mrs. Clinton’s words and repeated its demand that Beijing provide a more detailed response to Google’s allegations that its computer network had been infiltrated by hackers based in China. But the United States held off lodging a formal diplomatic protest, suggesting that administration officials were still uncertain about how hard to push China on the matter.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/23/world/asia/23china.htmlAlso seeChina hits back at US over internet censorship
US calls for greater internet freedom could damage bilateral ties, China warned today as it hit back at Hillary Clinton’s critical speech.The US secretary of state yesterday portrayed tackling censorship as a new priority for American foreign policy and called on Beijing to conduct a full and open investigation of Google’s claims of a China-originated cyber attack targeting the emails of human rights activists.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/22/china-warns-us-internet-freedomChina returns fire against US in Google-war
China inflamed the international row with America over cyber-attacks on Google yesterday, denouncing Hillary Clinton’s criticism of the country’s internet curbs as “information imperialism”.Mrs Clinton, the US Secretary of State, yesterday warned Beijing that its alleged attack on Google, which prompted the internet search engine to threaten withdrawal from China, would have “consequences” and compared its censorship of the internet to the Berlin Wall.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6998017.eceHillary Clinton criticises Beijing over internet censorship
Hillary Clinton today called on Beijing to hold a thorough and open investigation into the hacking of human rights activists’ email accounts.The US secretary of state’s comments, made in a speech, marked an apparent shift away from Washington’s reluctance to challenge China on a number of issues in recent years.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/21/hillary-clinton-china-internet-censorshipObama ‘troubled’ by Google cyber-attacks in China
US President Barack Obama continues to be “troubled” by alleged cyber-attacks originating in China on the internet search giant Google, officials say.A White House spokesman said Mr Obama wanted “some answers” and agreed those responsible should “face consequences”.The comments came after China denounced US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s criticism of its internet restrictions, saying it was harming relations.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8475965.stmObama troubled by Google cyber breach in China
U.S. President Barack Obama continues to be troubled by a cyber security breach at Google in China that has the company threatening to pull its operations out of China, the White House said on Friday.White House spokesman Bill Burton made clear that Obama agreed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said on Thursday that “countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation.”
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-45617920100122China says it needs no Internet lessons from U.S.
China needs no lessons about its Internet from the United States, the head of an online media association said through official media on Saturday after the United States rapped Beijing over information freedom.A speech by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday showed a lack of respect for China, which cannot accept conditions on matters of “national security” or “social stability,” said Beijing Association of Online Media Chairman Min Dahong.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE60M0IS20100123Obama weighs into Google-China furore
US President Barack Obama is “troubled” by cyberattacks on Internet giant Google and wants answers from China, the White House said on Friday.”As the president has said, he continues to be troubled by the cybersecurity breach that Google attributes to China,” White House deputy spokesman Bill Burton told reporters aboard Air Force One travelling to Ohio.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/23/2799500.htmClinton Urges Global Response to Internet Attacks
Declaring that an attack on one nation’s computer networks “can be an attack on all,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a warning on Thursday that the United States would defend itself from cyberattacks, though she left unclear the means of response.In a sweeping, pointed address that dealt with the Internet as a force for both liberation and repression, Mrs. Clinton said: “Those who disrupt the free flow of information in our society or any other pose a threat to our economy, our government and our civil society. Countries or individuals that engage in cyber-attacks should face consequences and international condemnation.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/world/asia/22diplo.htmlHillary Clinton calls on China to probe Google attack
The US has called on Beijing to investigate the recent cyber attacks on Google, which have prompted the search giant to threaten to leave China.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that companies such as Google should refuse to support “politically-motivated censorship”.She also said China along with Tunisia and Uzbekistan had boosted censorship.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8472683.stmClinton presses for open access
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday urged China to investigate cyber intrusions that led Google to threaten to pull out of that country — and challenged Beijing to openly publish its findings.”Countries that restrict free access to information or violate the basic rights of Internet users risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century,” she said. Clinton said the U.S. and China “have different views on this issue, and we intend to address those differences candidly and consistently” as part of a cooperative relationship.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-clinton-google22-2010jan22,0,7328634.storyHillary Clinton calls for Web freedom, demands China investigate Google attack
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for a global Internet free of censorship and demanded that China investigate claims by Google that e-mail accounts belonging to human rights activists had been targeted by hackers.”We look to Chinese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the cyber intrusions that led Google to make this announcement,” she said. “We also look for that investigation and its results to be transparent.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/21/AR2010012101699.htmlClinton presses for open access
In a new warning to China, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Thursday for unfettered access to the Internet and said countries that attack information networks should face “consequences and international condemnation.”Citing growing censorship in China and other countries, Clinton said that “a new information curtain is descending over much of the world.” She said the Obama administration would rally other world powers to try to reverse the trend, and urged private companies to resist censorship by foreign governments.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-clinton-google22-2010jan22,0,7328634.storyClinton speech boosts anti-filter campaign
Australia and the United States appear to be on a collision course on the issue of internet censorship.In a wide-ranging speech last night, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused countries that filter search engines of contravening the UN’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/22/2799369.htmSenator Conroy defends Internet filtering and criticises Chinese censorship
Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, has supported the American Secretary of State, Senator Hillary Clinton’s criticism of China and other countries that censor the Internet.Senator Clinton addressed the Newseum in Washington DC in what many industry pundits see as America’s answer to recent cyber-attacks against Chinese human rights activists via Google and other US companies.
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