China announced a comprehensive global data security program Tuesday, proposing many of the same international norms agreed upon by Western nations already, while protecting China's interest in balkanizing the internet.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed the "Global Data Security Initiative" in a statement translated here by the New America think tank. According to Wang, the goal of the initiative is to allow countries to operate their own legal regimes so long as all companies can enter markets under the same rules, all while globally protecting information security.
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