Tighter Internet Regulations Discussed

China is pushing for stricter Internet regulations as the circulation of false news stories supposedly played a role in helping Republican candidate Donald Trump win the US presidential election. At the recent World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, Chinese officials and business leaders called for tighter Internet regulations and discussed the possibility of developing international Internet rules. Chinese President Xi Jinping states China will “work with the international community to promote more fair and equitable global Internet governance and bring about an open, inclusive and secure cyberspace that features equality, mutual respect, innovation and orderly development.”