MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called on all countries to cooperate in joint efforts to fight cyber crimes, warning against double standards in safeguarding Internet security, media reported.
"Cyberspace should not be a battlefield for countries to wrestle with one another", Xi said, speaking at the second World Internet Conference in China’s Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.
According to the President, since gaining access to the Internet 21 years ago, China has followed a policy of a proactive utilization, scientific development, law-based management and assurance of security, Newzy internet portal reported.
"No country should pursue cyber hegemony, interfere in other countries' internal affairs or engage in, connive at or support cyber activities that undermine other countries' national security", the president added, as quoted by the media.
The panelists are discussing such topics as the creation of Internet infrastructure, digital economy development, as well as Internet governance and cybersecurity issues.
China has an estimated 670 million Internet users, one-fifth of the world’s total.