The Bureau of International Cooperation at the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has told the global internet giants they won’t be changing regulations, so obey them or go somewhere else.
Numerous internet brands, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, have been blocked in China in the last couple of years owing to censorship and privacy rules, and this doesn’t look like it’s going to change.
There has been pressure on governments such as China to open up rules and create a more Westernised internet, but the country is refusing to bow to pressure.
These are our rules, get used to them or get lost, seems to be the message.
According to Reuters, at the Internet Governance Forum at the UN’s European headquarters in Geneva, the CAC has been quite frank with the internet giants.
“The condition is that they have to abide by Chinese law and regulations,” said said Qi Xiaoxia, Director General of the CAC.