• Reuters


China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cybergovernance, a top state-backed internet think tank said Monday, calling for a “democratic” internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalizes developing nations.

China has pushed strongly for a unified cybergovernance regime, but other countries, business groups and firms have criticized its strict stance. Officials have sought a greater role for China in strengthening global internet governance.

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