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Xi wants China to be 'cyber power': Xinhua

Published on Feb 27, 2014 10:40 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for his country to become a "cyber power," state media reported on Thursday after he chaired a meeting of a special group focused on Internet security.

"Efforts should be made to build our country into a cyber power," he said, according to Xinhua, which cited a statement it said was released after the group's first meeting earlier in the day.

"We should be fully aware of the importance and urgency of Internet security and informatisation," he said.

Xi heads the "leading group," Xinhua said, with Premier Li Keqiang and Liu Yunshan - who along with Xi and Li is a member of the Communist Party's powerful politburo standing committee - the deputy heads.

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