Skip to comments.China charges U.S. monopolizes the Internet, seeks global control
Posted on 03/02/2005 10:54:32 AM PST by Spackidagoosh
China charges U.S. monopolizes the Internet, seeks global control
Special to World Tribune.com EAST-ASIA-INTEL.COM Wednesday, March 2, 2005 China's ambassador to the United Nations last week called for international controls on the Internet.
Chinese Ambassador Sha Zukang told a UN conference that controls should be multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations.
"It should ensure an equitable distribution of resources, facilitate access for all and ensure a stable and secure functioning," he said at the conference on Internet governance.
Sha said China opposes the "monopolization" of the Internet by one state, a reference to the Untied States, which ultimately controls the digital medium.
"It is of crucial importance to conduct research on establishing a multilateral governance mechanism that is more rational and just and more conducive to the Internet development in a direction of stable, secure and responsible functioning and more conducive to the continuous technological innovation," he said. China's communist government fears the Internet would dilute Beijing's control over its population, as information passes unfiltered throughout the country and outside of strict government censorship.
China strictly prohibits any public criticism of the ruling communist party and closely monitors and censors Internet usage. Periodically, Chinese security forces raid Internet cafes and arrest people who violate Chinese rules.
Sha said China has 94 million Internet users out of a worldwide total of about 810 million.
Build your own and you can control it. This one is ours so go to hell.
The UN can have the Internet when they unglue my dead finger off my mouse.
Boy Algore's gonna be mad about this!
That must be so boring monitering and censoring every thought and word people put on the Internet, shhesh- I'd rather watch paint dry!
Go cry in your won ton China. Bunch of self-centered whiners. Oops, I meant China, not the Liberals. Oh wait, I did mean the liberals. Oh never mind.
Exactly. The american tax payer paid for it so we can do what we want with it.
Of course we monopolize it. One of our favorite Senators invented it. Go invent your own if you want one...besides, Chinese food isn't all that great, so THERE!
Agreed. The fact that we let anyone else but the US on the 'net is simply pragmatic courtesy, not because we must.
Bwahahaha....this is hilarious. They just don't get it. Some may seek to control the internet, but at this point it is out of their reach. I feel sorry for them if they ever try....hackers of the world, UNITE!!!
Excluding Hong Kong and Beijing's claim to Taiwan, that 94 million figure seems inflated.
Surely the overwhelming American control of the Internet is seen by the apparent prevalence of radical Islamist websites.
Build your own damn network.
Aren't they the ones to push i.p. v6, effectively isolating themselves from the current internet? If I'm not mistaken, I
believe they monitor all incoming traffic anyhow. Wouldn't want to plant any of those freedom and democracy ideas now.
They can take their globalist garbage and stuff it up the yinyang..
"The Great Firewall Of China" will nver work.
Yeah, I wanna million bucks, too, but I don't see anyone lining up to give it to me.
Well said sir! Especially the got to hell part!