torsdag 24. februar 2022

China and Russia Want to Rule the Global Internet

As the Winter Olympics kicked off in Beijing, the Chinese and Russian presidents, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, stood in unity to offer mutual support and to challenge the dominance of the U.S. and Europe. There is more at stake in their renewed close partnership than NATO expansion and the crisis in Ukraine, or the supply of natural gas to China from Russia.

The joint statement that the two countries issued in Beijing proclaimed their support for the “internationalization of Internet governance” and “equal rights of countries to regulate the world-wide web.” They pledged to “deepen bilateral cooperation in international information security,” declared support for an “international convention on countering the use of information technologies for criminal purposes,” and advocated greater participation in the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and telecommunications technologies, in addressing these issues.