China wants other countries around the world to rule the internet just as it does, a new report from the International Center for Cyber Policy (ICPC) has warned.
Titled, “China’s Cyber Vision: How China’s Cyberspace Administration Is Building a New Consensus on Global Internet Governance” the paper says that China regards Internet sovereignty as it treats regional sovereignty.
Its rules, which include strict data policies, banning Western platforms (Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and others), as well as excessive censorship, is something the country is actively trying to export, according to the paper.
The goal is “to jointly implement policies with international governments and companies on mechanisms to control the global Internet, or at least growing national sectors of IT, while domestically based on the model of the CCP’s approach to global norms.” And the standards have to be reshaped.” The report says.
To promote the idea, it plans to use the World Internet Conference, a global annual event that has been held in China since 2014. this year, register Some of the speakers include Elon Musk, Chuck Robbins (Cisco CEO) and Cristiano Amon (Qualcomm CEO).
The report further said, “The World Internet Conference serves as an opportunity for China to cooperate with the international community on Internet development innovation, as well as to cooperate on Internet co-governance mechanisms.” In fact, it is “under the direct management and supervision of the authorities under China’s cyber policy system”.
The International Cyber Policy Center concluded that the idea should be approached with a healthy dose of caution: “Because of the lack of transparency within China’s cyber policy system, countries that cooperate with China on Internet development and Those attending the World Internet Conference should be cautious.”
“When coming to the topic of Internet co-governance and development strategies with China, countries should consider the future of cyberspace and what information should be shared, and even controlled, by countries such as China. “
The International Cyber Policy Center is part of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), a defense and strategic policy think tank based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
ASPI was established by the Australian government, and is partly funded by the Australian Department of Defense, the US State Department and other “military contractors”. On the other hand, the sponsors of ICPC include AWS, Meta, Google and Microsoft.
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