China Refuses to Play Over the Internet the U.S. Way

As per statement issued by the head of an online media association in Beijing on Saturday, China needs no lessons about its Internet from the United States.  This is in relation with how United States hit Beijing over information freedom. 

China was obviously offended by the speech made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last Thursday.  According to Beijing Association of Online Media Chairman Min Dahong, the speech showed lack of respect for China.  Thus, it cannot accept conditions in relation to matters of “national security” or “social stability.”  Clinton’s speech criticized the cyber policies of China and Iran, among others, and demanded Beijing investigates complaints by Google Inc about hacking and censorship. 

The rift was in connection to Google’s accusation that China government is behind the hacking attempt on their system.  Google threatens to shut down its China unless their condition is taken into careful consideration. The threat includes stopping ofother Google’s services. 

Through its spokesperson, China reiterated that internet control is to stay.

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