Xi Jinping calls for 'cyber sovereignty' at internet conference

Posted in: Governance at 17/12/2015 16:29

China's President Xi Jinping has called on countries to respect one another's "cyber sovereignty" and different internet governance models.

Mr Xi said that countries have the right to choose how to develop and regulate their internet.

He was speaking at the Beijing sponsored World Internet Conference held in Zhejiang province.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35109453

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