Law & Policy

China Presses For International Management Of Internet Resources

Chinese Ambassador Sha Zukang has told a United Nations conference in Geneva that all countries, including their public and private sector agencies, should be responsible for policing and administering Internet resources.

Xinhua reports that Sha said, "It is of crucial importance to conduct research on establishing a multilateral governance mechanism that is more rational and just and more conducive to the Internet development in a direction of stable, secure and responsible functioning and more conducive to the continuous technological innovation."

Over the years China's Internet policies have won both praise and warnings from other countries. While China's commitment to increase the rate of Internet adoption has won kudos, the country's tough stances towards online content has also caused problems.

While stressing international cooperation, Sha stressed that sovereign nations have the right to make their own decisions on issues that affect their own citizens.

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