Xinhua recently reported that, when he was in Brazil, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech to the Brazilian Congress in which he discussed Internet management. Xi emphasized the fact that, in today’s world, Internet development has become a new challenge to national sovereignty, security, and development interests. He explained that the Internet has to be managed carefully. Internet technology, though recognized as a global tool, still cannot violate the “information sovereignty” of any nation. There is no “double-standard” in the information area. The information security of one nation or some nations should not be established at the cost of the rest of the nations. No nation has the right to sacrifice other nations’ security through its own selfishness. He called for effective international cooperation to build a peaceful, secure, open, and cooperative Internet space, where a multi-national, democratic, and transparent management structure is in place.
Source: Xinhua, July 17, 2014