[ccwg-internet-governance] An important development in cyberspace

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Jun 29 10:56:23 UTC 2016


Hello all,

the attached Press Release was not widely publicised - and appears to
not have been picked up by western media... yet
The event took place last Saturday, as related here by the official news
agency: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-06/26/c_135466187.htm

The text of the declaration is attached. For those of you who do not
read Chinese, I am including a Google translation of the text below.
Please pay particular attention to the red text. I gather that since it
is undersigned by the presidents of two countries, it needs to be taken
rather seriously.
Best,

Olivier

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President of the People's Republic of China and President of the Russian
Federation Joint Declaration on cooperation to promote the development
of information in cyberspace (full text)
June 26, 2016 00:27:43 Source: Xinhua News Agency

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, June 25 -

President of the People's Republic of China and President of the Russian
Federation Joint Declaration on cooperation to promote the development
of information in cyberspace

People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation Head of State
pointed out that with the rapid advances in information infrastructure
and information and communication technology, information in cyberspace
profoundly changed the production of human life, a strong impetus to
social development. A secure stability and prosperity of information in
cyberspace, the two countries as well as world peace and development are
of great significance. The two countries will work together to promote
the development of information in cyberspace, to better benefit the two
peoples and the people of the world.

We believe that the information in cyberspace is facing increasingly
serious security challenges, IT severe abuse, including China and
Russia, including the countries have important common interests and
cooperation in space, should mutual respect and mutual trust on the
basis of it security information cyberspace security, promote the
development of the subject information in cyberspace, fully carry out
substantive dialogue and cooperation.

We always abide by the information in cyberspace respect for the
principles of national sovereignty, to support countries to maintain the
reasonable demands of their own security and development, advocacy to
build peace, security, openness and information in cyberspace a new
order of cooperation, explore the development of universally accepted
responsibility within the UN framework acts of international norms.

We maintain that all countries have the right to equal participation in
Internet governance, in accordance with national law and entitled to the
actual system, safeguard national security network. We propose the
establishment of a multilateral, democratic and transparent system of
Internet governance, support for the United Nations to play an important
role in establishing the international aspects of Internet governance
mechanisms.

We believe that, under the framework of China-Russia comprehensive
strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries to
further develop information collaboration in cyberspace, for the
maintenance of international as well as a wider range of interests of
the two is necessary. We recall that in May 2015 the two countries
signed the "People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation joint
statement on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership of
cooperation, promote cooperation and win-win" and is willing to further
enhance mutual trust between the two countries information in
cyberspace, promote the establishment of fair and equitable information
system development and security in cyberspace, reached the following
consensus:

First, the network jointly initiated to promote respect for the
sovereignty of his country against violations of the sovereignty of
network behavior.

Second, jointly initiated to promote respect for cultural traditions and
social habits; oppose interference in the internal affairs of
information through cyberspace, disturbing public order, inciting
inter-ethnic, inter-ethnic, inter-religious hostility, acts of sabotage
national governance.

Third, to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation in the
field of information in cyberspace, jointly research and development of
information and communication technologies, to increase both information
exchange and personnel training.

Fourth, to strengthen economic cooperation in the field of information
in cyberspace and promote exchanges between the two countries and to
promote multilateral cooperation in industry, to provide technical
assistance to developing, bridging the digital divide.

Fifth, earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights of their citizens on
the Internet, work together to build peace, security, openness and
information in cyberspace a new order of cooperation.

Sixth, to intensify its efforts to prevent and combat terrorist and
criminal use of network activities, initiatives under the United Nations
Framework for the establishment of coping mechanisms for cooperation,
including research to develop a global legal instrument.

Seven, to develop Internet security emergency in cooperation with
network security threat information sharing, strengthen the management
of cross-border network security threats.

Federation Russian presidential aide for the implementation of the above
tasks, we specify the People's Republic of China National Internet
Information Office Director and responsible application of information
technology as both the High Representative, responsible for holding
regular meetings to consult on issues of common concern, to determine
the spatial information network of mutually beneficial cooperation new
directions and initiatives to coordinate cooperation between the
relevant departments. The competent authorities diplomacy, law
enforcement, and communications will continue to strengthen the existing
cooperation Counterpart consultations, develop implementation roadmaps
in their respective fields.

President of the People's Republic of China
President of the Russian Federation

Xi Jinping
Vladimir Vladimir Putin

Er ○ June 25, 2016 in Beijing


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