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Strict Censorship Has To Be Followed By Facebook, Google To Access Chinese Internet Market: Chinese Official


12/19/2017




Strict Censorship Has To Be Followed By Facebook, Google To Access Chinese Internet Market: Chinese Official
Google and Facebook will need to function within the current cybersecurity rules that have been set up in China if the two IT companies desire to have access to the Chinese internet market which has about 751 million internet users.
 
This was revealed in a Reuters report which quoted the director general of the Bureau of International Cooperation at the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) - Qi Xiaoxia, saying thus. The report further stated Qi Xiaoxia as saying that all of the cyber laws of china would have to be accepted by the social media giants. It as been quite some years that the three global IT giants and their online platforms - Google, Facebook and Twitter, have remained blocked in China.
 
“That’s a question maybe in many people’s minds: why Google, why Facebook are not yet working and operating in China,” said the Chinese government official. “If they want to come back, we welcome [them]. The condition is that they have to abide by Chinese law and regulations. That is the bottom line. And also that they would not do any harm to Chinese national security and national consumers’ interests.”
 
It has been about a year that regulation of the internet in the country is being done by the Communist Party of China through rules and regulations and new cyber laws that would force foreign companies to use local storage resource to store data within the country. The rules have also sought to put a ban on VPNs and other tools which are so designed to allow for users and internet companies to be able to bypass firewalls which have been set up that block Chinese citizens from getting access to certain internet sites which include the ones like Facebook and Google.
 
The report from Reuters also noted that the strict censorship rules applicable in the Chinese market have been agreed to be followed by Apple which has allowed it to operate in the Chinese market. “We are of the idea that cyberspace is not a space that is ungoverned. We need to administer or supervise or manage the internet according to law,” Qi said. “Can you guess the number of websites in China? We have 5 million websites. That means that the Chinese people’s rights of speech and rights of expression are fully ensured.” The report noted that it’s not clear where the 5 million website count came from on what it was based.” 
 
Every one of the 1.3 billion websites that are registered on the world wide web and are legal, according to internetlivestats.com, are identifiable through a unique host name which also defines the website. The unique name uses a name server and an IP address.
 
(Source: www.pymnts.com) 






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