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China’s hosting the world’s most confusing tech conference… again

December 16, 2015 - Uncategorized

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Wuzhen, a city in the country famed for its ‘Great Firewall of China’, has opened its doors for the second World Internet Conference. Chinese President Xi Jinping used his opening speech to call again, as he did last year, for countries to respect each other’s cyber sovereignty. A message that doesn’t quite sit with the ‘shared governance in cyberspace’ theme. But that’s not exactly surprising from the premier of a country that blocks services like Facebook and Twitter, and is this week trying in court a civil rights lawyer who wrote seven posts on China’s Weibo social network that criticized the ruling Communist party. Bizarrely Xi Jinping’s…

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