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US must hand over Internet control to the world (2)

(People's Daily Online)

11:12, August 18, 2012

During the Iraq War, the U.S. government in 2003 asked ICANN to terminate services relating to Iraq’s top-level domain name “.iq” and then all websites with the domain name “.iq” disappeared overnight. The United States has taken advantage of its control over the Internet to launch an invisible war against disobedient countries and to intimidate and threaten other countries.

The United States have repeatedly called for “protecting Internet freedom.”In fact, it is only protecting its own “Internet freedom” even at the expense of other countries. Ten of the global Internet’s 13 root servers are located in the United States, and the U.S. government can supervise the Internet for national security reasons according to the U.S. law. By doing so, the United States actually gains access to all information transmitted online, while other countries can do nothing about it.

Ultimate control over the Internet has been an important tool for the United States to promote its power politics and hegemony worldwide, and any other country may fall victim to this. As a big country on the Internet, China opposes the U.S. unreasonable and unilateral management of the Internet, and seeks to work with the international community to build a new international Internet governance system.

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