China and the United States continue to fight each other in the technological field and the latest initiative has to do with the treatment of data worldwide.

If weeks ago the US administration presented the Clean Network program with the aim of vetoing all kinds of internet services based in the Asian giant, now it is China that moves the tab taking into account the intention of the Americans to add allied countries to their initiative.

The Chinese initiative will presumably be presented to other countries in the coming days.

The authorities of the People’s Republic of China, according to a draft that The Wall Street Journal has had access to, has ready an initiative that aims to establish global data security standards on the internet.

International rules for the management of user data on the internet

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The initiative, which will presumably be presented to other countries in the coming days, wants to implement international rules on how user data should be treated by public administrations of the entire planet, serving the aspirations and interests of the majority.

All this in a context in which, according to Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister, there are “growing risks to data security” and “Efforts to politicize security issues and discredit rival countries in technology matters”. In a clear allusion to the trade war between China and the United States.

China especially seeks to safeguard the sovereignty of each country in those data that concern its citizens

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China especially seeks safeguard the sovereignty of each country in those data that concern its citizens. In other words, that each country has the freedom to decide how they handle the data of their citizens in their territory. An essential point for a country like the Asian giant that tightly controls how the network of networks is consumed by its citizens.

Another important point is the one that refers to back doors in technology companies and asks that the countries not intervene or seek to implement this type of mechanism for “massive surveillance against other states.” The proposal joins another that China recently promoted to create a “new internet” proposing a radical change in the IP protocol that we all know.

Sharing China seeks to establish global data security standards, according to ‘The Wall Street Journal’