CHINESE President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged all countries to jointly build a community of shared future in cyberspace, Shanghai Daily reported.
Xi made the remarks when addressing the opening ceremony of the Second World Internet Conference (WIC) in the river town of Wuzhen in east China's Zhejiang Province.
Cyberspace is the common space of mankind. The future of cyberspace should be in the hands of all nations. Countries should step up communication, broaden consensus and deepen cooperation, Xi said. The president put forward five proposals to achieve the end. Xi called for efforts to speed up the building of global cyber infrastructure and promote inter-connectivity. "China stands ready to work with all parties concerned to come up with more investment and technical support to jointly advance the building of global cyber infrastructure and enable more developing countries and their people to share the development opportunities brought by the Internet," Xi said. While stressing the building of an online platform for cultural exchanges and mutual learning, Xi also highlighted innovative development of cyber economy for common prosperity. "The robust growth of China's Internet has provided a big market for enterprises and business starters of all countries," Xi said.
"China's door of opening-up will never close. Our policy towards foreign investment will not change," he added. In addition, Xi called for measures to maintain cyber security and promote its orderly development, comparing security and development to "the two wings of a bird." "All countries should work together to contain the abuse of information technology, oppose cyber surveillance and cyber attacks and reject arms race in cyberspace," Xi said. The president said China will work with all other countries to step up dialogue and exchange, and effectively manage differences. "We should push for the formulation of international cyberspace rules accepted by all parties as well as an international convention against terrorism in cyberspace, improve the legal assistance mechanism to fight cyber crimes and jointly uphold peace and security in cyberspace," Xi said.
To promote equity and justice, the president proposed to build an Internet governance system which features a multilateral approach with multi-party participation. "There should be no unilateralism," he said. "Decisions should not be made with one party calling the shots or only a few parties discussing among themselves."
"All countries should step up communication and exchange, improve dialogue and consultation mechanism on cyberspace, and study and formulate global Internet governance rules, so that the global Internet governance system becomes more fair and reasonable and reflects in a more balanced way the aspiration and interests of the majority of countries," Xi said.