The U.S. has recently come up with the plan of establishing a so-called “Future Internet Coalition” under the pretext of establishing an open, safe and reliable Internet order.
On December 9, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China branded this as an act to seek division in the Internet and to have monopoly on technology and supremacy on network. He also strongly denounced the U.S. for its moves to enforce its own standard upon the others and to create an obstacle to the development of Internet technology of other country.
He exposed the fact that “Future Internet Coalition” is no more than a renewed packing of the already-shunned- “Clean Network” plan behind the signboard of “democracy”, and it is an act aimed at erecting a closed and exclusive “small fence”. He also asserted that the U.S. is causing confrontation and division of the Internet in reality even though it often says about creating an open Internet.
It stands to reason that China responds sensitively to the issue of the establishment of “Future Internet Coalition”.
During the Trump Administration, the U.S. was hell-bent on curbing the development of China in cyberspace than ever before. This includes devising the plan of “Clean Network” and issuing an appeal for “international unity” which is designed to exclude Huawei Company and other hi-tech industries of China from the Internet.
It is well-known to anybody that, during this period, world-famous apps of China such as “TikTok” and “WeChat” fell “victim” to the U.S. strategy pursuing Internet supremacy.
Biden Administration is now in its bid to make its “fence” even in cyberspace under the specious name of “Future Internet Coalition”. It is crystal clear that it, too, is an extension of the U.S. policy to contain China.
It is too natural that China berated the U.S. plan of establishing “Future Internet Coalition” as the one to politicize the cooperation in science and technology and to form a bloc according to the ideological bias.
It is inevitable that the U.S. will face a much stronger condemnation and objection from the international society in its insidious intention to make the Internet its own monopoly that is controlled according to its interests.