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China: Controls on Internet Needed to Maintain Stability

China: Controls on Internet Needed to Maintain Stability

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Nov 19 (Reuters) – Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

The comments, made at the start of the World Internet Conference (WIC), show China is unlikely to loosen its tight grip on the medium even as it has begun a transformation of its economic model.

“This place is crowded with tourists, who are perfectly orderly, and cyberspace should also be free and open, with rules to follow and always following the rule of law,” Lu Wei, China’s Internet chief and director of the State Internet Information Office, said at the conference.

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