In a recent article in the International Herald Leader, Qing An, Director of China National Innovation and Development Strategy Research Center for Cyberspace Strategic Studies commented on Internet sovereignty. Qing stated that, to protect Internet sovereignty, countries should work with the United Nations to develop Internet rules and end Internet conflicts.
Qing identified cyberspace as a natural extension of sovereignty. The United States is both the inventor and administrator of the Internet. Therefore, one cannot solve the problem of the U.S. control of the Internet in a short period of time. As a result of the recent scandals of Internet monitoring, the issue of Internet sovereignty has caught the attention of international communities. It is difficult to win a confrontation with the United States. Therefore, long term negotiation is a better approach to finding an acceptable solution. “Finally, [countries should] cooperate across the board and work with the United Nations to develop Internet rules and end Internet conflicts.”
Source: International Herald Leader, October 8, 2013