CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

China issues first internet white paper

06-08-2010 14:36 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

The Chinese government has published a white paper on its Internet policy, stressing the guarantee of citizens' freedom of speech.

Internet accessibility will be raised to 45 percent of the population in the next five years according to the white paper issued Tuesday by the Information Office of the State Council.

The white paper introduces facts about the development and use of the Internet in China. It also elaborates on the country's basic policies on the Internet.

The Chinese government actively advocates and supports the development and application of the Internet across the country, the paper says, stressing the government's basic Internet policy: active use, scientific development, law-based administration and ensured security.

The Chinese government will constantly adjust relevant policies to better match the inherent law and objective requirements of the development and administration of the Internet, the paper says.

The 31-page document is divided into six sections: Endeavors to Spur the Development and Application of the Internet; Promoting the Extensive Use of the Internet; Guaranteeing Citizens' Freedom of Speech on the Internet; Basic Principles and Practices of Internet Administration; Protecting Internet Security, and Active International Exchanges and Cooperation.

The number of Chinese netizens has reached 384 million, 618 times that of 1997 with an annual increase of 31.95 million users.

Full Text: The Internet in China<<

Highlights of the White Paper:

China has 45,000 government Internet portals: white paper

China had established more than 45,000 government Internet portals by the end of 2009 to publicize government information, said a white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council Tuesday. Full Story>>

China to make Internet accessible to 45% of population in next 5 years: White Paper

The Chinese government will try to raise the Internet accessibility to 45 percent of the population in the coming five years, said a white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council Tuesday. Full Story>>


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program