China plugs idea of 'cyber sovereignty' again

China has again pushed for "cyber sovereignty" - the concept that each country should be able to govern its own Internet space like a physical territory.

Delivering the keynote address at the opening of the fourth World Internet Conference, an annual event in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Huning said more countries are buying into this vision and other Chinese concepts, such as the "orderly flow" of data resources, in part because of the irresistible size of the Chinese Internet market.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2017, with the headline 'China plugs idea of 'cyber sovereignty' again'. Print Edition | Subscribe