Keeping in mind all the internet security issues, Chinese officials, at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen called for protecting Internet security and setting controls on the Internet. China, which has the world’s most sophisticated online censorship system, specified in the conference that they will not loosen their tight grip on the internet.
It currently blocks many social media services, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Google, along with many rights groups sites and some foreign media agencies as well. Moreover, the social media giant such as Bejing also blocks some western media websites including the New York Times, and search engine Google among others.
The attendees of the conference included executives from Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, LinkedIn Corp, IBM Corp, Microsoft Corp, Qualcomm Inc, SoftBank Corp, Cisco Systems Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Nokia, Intel Corp and Thomson Reuters Corp.
Ma Kai, vice-premier of China’s State Council said, “Internet security is the common challenge faced by human society today and it is the common responsibility of all governments to effectively respond on this issue “. “All countries should strengthen cooperation and fully respect the different concerns that each nation has towards Internet security, crack down on Internet crimes, severely deal with Internet terrorism activities and work together against cyber-attacks.”
Although, in the past, China and the United States accused each other of the state-sponsored cyber-spying, China clearly stated that internet security is a major concern faced by all the nations in the world and governments of all the nations should take responsibility of dealing with internet crimes and together work against cyber-attacks.
At the end, he said “China has a population of over 1.3 billion and an Internet population of over 600 million and everyone can find a market here and seize business opportunities.”