China Wants Countries To Make Their Own Internet Rules
President Xi Jinping pushed for cyber sovereignty at the World Internet Conference. Critics say it's a way for China to maintain its tight control.By Melissa Prax | December 16, 2015
The Internet is so tightly regulated in China its nickname is the "great firewall." And that likely won't change anytime soon, based on this year's World Internet Conference.
China's president gave the opening speech, focusing his message on countries deciding their own rules for monitoring the Internet.
"The international community must enhance dialog and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and trust," President Xi Jinping said.