Xi underlines security, openness in cyberspace

President Xi Jinping has highlighted the need for a cyberspace environment that’s safe and manageable similarly as open and innovative.

Efforts ought to be created to lift people’s sense of fulfilment, happiness and security in cyberspace, said Xi, conjointly general secretary of the political party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central credential, in an instruction to a week-long national awareness campaign on cybersecurity that opened within the northern Chinese municipality of Tianjin Monday.

Xi said the country can safeguard the protection of personal data and citizens’ legal rights and interests in cyberspace.

Efforts ought to be created not solely to develop new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and the new generation of communication networks however also guide the appliance of the new technologies with laws, body rules, and standards, he said.

Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the message Department of the CPC Central Committee, browse Xi’s instruction and delivered a speech at the gap ceremony of the campaign.

Huang stressed the implementation of Xi’s instruction and understanding of the overall trend of IT application development to address cybersecurity challenges and shield people’s interests in cyberspace.

First launched in 2014, a week-long campaign is an annual event that promotes national awareness on cybersecurity. Activities including cybersecurity expo and a technology forum are going to be command throughout this year’s event.