Why say no to Facebook? Look at the domineering replies of senior Chinese officials
Do you remember that Wang Qishan met Zuckerberg some time ago? At that time, some people guessed that Facebook was going to China? Today (October 10), Lu Wei, the head of Chinese Internet management, responded positively to this matter.
Why can't Facebook enter the Chinese market? Why is the Sino-US information security dialogue mechanism interrupted? At the press conference of the First World Internet Conference held by the Information Office of the State Council this afternoon (October 10), Lu Wei brought the same characteristics as the Internet—openness, and talked with you about some so-called sensitive issues.
Lu Wei started off to the point and first described a section of China’s propositions on network governance:
The Internet has turned the world into a global village. 70 billion people all over the world live in this village together, and live in a safe, free, orderly, and happy life. In his speech to the Brazilian Congress in July this year, President Xi Jinping clearly stated China’s proposition on world cyberspace governance, that is, to jointly build a peaceful, safe, open, and cooperative cyberspace, and build a multilateral, democratic, and transparent international Internet. Governance system.
How to realize these claims? Lu Wei put forward four relationships: we must respect both interconnection and sovereignty; we must accelerate development and ensure security; we must promote freedom and abide by order; we must be independent and open to cooperation.
In response to the hot issue of "Is technology leading the development of the Internet", Lu Wei's response is this: The development of the Internet is first of all the development of technology, and the development of technology is the driving force for the development of the Internet. But we must also see that technology is not a panacea, it cannot solve all problems. Promoting the development of technology must be based on safety, otherwise the faster the technology develops, the greater the harm it will bring to mankind. Just like a car on a highway, if there is no brake, it is incredible.
"Facebook is inaccessible in China, why should China shut it down?" At the press conference, facing the "why" of several foreign journalists, Lu Wei clearly responded: "Our management is conducted in accordance with Chinese laws. All measures taken are to safeguard China's national security and the interests of Chinese consumers in accordance with the law."
"What I want to say is that we have never closed any overseas website. Your website is in your home. How could I go to your home to close your home's website? China has always been hospitable and enthusiastic, but who does it? As a guest at my home, I have a choice."
Lu Wei continued to make homework: "I can say two things: I can't change you, but I have the right to choose friends. I hope that all those who come to China are friends, true friends."
He then reiterated: “China’s policy of opening to the outside world will not change because it is our basic national policy. When foreign Internet companies enter China, our bottom line is to comply with Chinese laws and regulations. Laws and regulations have two bottom lines, one is We must not harm China’s national interests, and second, we must not harm the interests of Chinese consumers. What we cannot allow now is that we have not only occupied the Chinese market, but also earned Chinese money, and harmed China. We cannot allow this situation. ."
Get up? In fact, the reason is simple. No matter on the Internet or in reality, a country has sovereignty. It cannot be a "glass man" and can violate it at will.
Another reporter asked Lu Wei: In the United States last week, Yang Jiechi said that due to some mistakes by the United States, the dialogue between China and the United States on information security has been temporarily suspended. What is your opinion on this matter?
Lu Wei also responded positively: "China is the main victim of cyber attacks. More than 80 websites are tampered with every month, and XNUMX% of government websites are attacked. The main source of attacks is the United States. The Chinese government has always opposed any Forms of cyber attacks, especially resolutely opposed to attacks and theft of other countries based on technological advantages. China does not allow attacks on the networks of others, and does not allow the theft of secrets of other countries through the Internet."
After talking about international confrontation, let's look at domestic governance. Some reporters asked sharply. Some sources said that the State Cyberspace Administration of China will introduce APP management measures. Is it to tighten online speech?
Lu Wei responded,The rule of law applies to cyberspace, that is, the rule of law. "All the laws and regulations we have promulgated, such as the'Nine Prohibitions' and the Seven Bottom Lines,' have been issued in accordance with the Chinese Constitution and laws. We must now further strengthen the rule of law, run the network in accordance with the law, manage the network in accordance with the law, and go online according to the law. Standardize behavior in cyberspace."
Lu Wei confirmed the issue of APP management. At the same time, he also said: "We have found that some apps have harmed the rights and interests of netizens. Therefore, we must strengthen management. This is an important manifestation of the rule of law in cyberspace. As for whether the government is tightening online speech, I can tell You, this formulation is a speculation of the media, it just proves that we manage the network according to law."