[11/17/16] With Obama having just relinquished U.S. control over key Internet architecture last month, it did not take long for the pro-censorship communist dictatorship in China to openly demand “global governance” of the World Wide Web. The mass-murdering Chinese regime, along with its totalitarian allies worldwide, has actually been pushing for global control of the Internet and a crackdown on online freedom for many years. But now, with Communist Chinese agents installed at the head of key United Nations agencies, and globalists in the West increasingly hostile to free speech, Beijing seems to think the time is right to strike.
Speaking at the opening of the Communist Chinese regime-run “World Internet Conference” Wednesday, ruthless Chinese dictator Xi Jinping and his top propagandist laid out their case for global regulation and globalist control over the Internet. “The development of the Internet knows no international boundaries,” Xi said in a video message (shown) at the start of the conference, the regime’s third so far, echoing standard globalist rhetoric in justifying globalism. “The sound use, development and governance of the internet thus calls for closer cooperation.” By “cooperation” for Internet “governance,” Xi meant that the dictators and governments of the world should unite to stop online freedom.
According to Reuters, which reported from the conference in Wuzhen, the Chinese despot, who has led a fiendish crackdown on dissent, also “signaled a willingness to step up China’s role in global internet governance.” The tyrant is apparently seeking to rectify “imbalances” in the way standards across cyberspace are established, with Beijing demanding a bigger role for itself and other autocrats nervous about the spread of information and truth. As Xi put it, the Chinese regime, which has murdered more people than any other in history, hopes to “promote equitable global internet governance.” For Beijing and other tyrannies, “equitable” governance means tin-horn Third World dictators should get an equal say in governing the Internet.
Domestically, Beijing operates the world’s most Orwellian online censorship regime, often referred to as the “Great Firewall of China.” It helps keep the truth and unapproved opinions from reaching the regime’s 1.3 billion victims, while facilitating punishment for thought criminals. The censorship regime also requires the active participation of Western companies. However, in addition to seeking to legitimize the Great Firewall-style Internet censorship and control at the national or regional level, which the regime ludicrously touts as “Internet sovereignty,” globalist control at the international level was a key theme of the conference.
Indeed, one of the main goals of the regime in hosting the conference was to further the notion of a global regulatory regime for the Internet, a dangerous and fringe idea Beijing has been pushing for years. Essentially, the dictatorship and many of its allies — from Moscow and Brasilia to Tehran and Havana — hope to empower the little-known UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) agency with awesome powers over the Internet. Not coincidentally, Communist Chinese agent Houlin Zhao, who told Korean media in 2014 that censorship was in the eye of the beholder, currently leads the disgraced UN agency.
The widely ridiculed conference was organized by the brutal communist dictatorship’s “Cyberspace Administration of China” (CAC),” Beijing’s bureaucracy charged with censoring the Web to keep the regime’s victims ignorant and controlled. This year was the third annual World Internet Conference.
The star of the totalitarian show, aside from the supreme dictator himself, was Communist Chinese propaganda chief Liu Yunshan, essentially the Goebbels of Beijing who is also a member of the murderous Communist Chinese Party’s ruling Politburo Standing Committee. He told attendees that Beijing wants to “cooperate” with other governments and dictators to impose “international rules and standards for the Internet,” according to media reports — apparently “in a more balanced way” than before, where the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment protected free speech and press freedom.