English-language daily published by Global Times/Huanqiu Shibao, the international edition of the People's Daily (07/01): "For years some Western politicians and media have accused China of spying with the goal of gaining advanced technology secrets. U.S. Representative Mark Kirk said the Chinese sought to legitimize 'the stealing of an intellectual property' related to energy efficiency and climate change. Such an accusation is completely ungrounded. The accusation of 'stealing' as well as other charges of China's 'espionage activities,' reflects the West's anxiety toward China's rising status. In a time when developed countries have been severely weakened by the financial crisis, the steady growth of China and other emerging economies has stimulated fear in western politicians and media."
2. INTERNET CENSORSHIP
a."China postpones installing Green Dam"
The official Communist Party international news publication Global Times (Huanqiu Shibao)(07/01): " "The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information has declared that the installation of the Green Dam software will be postponed. They did this because some manufacturers expressed that this large-scale installation requires a lot of extra work. Their time is very tight and they are not yet ready. The software was originally designed with the good intention to protect juveniles from pornographic content on the internet. However, installing the software was instantly politicized by foreign media and opinions. The ministry responded to the criticisms saying that the software does not monitor netizens and citizens are not forced to install it. Chinese experts indicate that the freedom that netizens enjoy on the internet also increases the difficulties in internet control. The west also experiences controversies concerning issues arising from the control of the internet. The west's opposition to Green Dam is a test to see if they can influence China through their opposition to internet censorship. The west has internationalized China's internet censorship."
b."The politicization of the network becomes a global topic"
The official Communist Party international news publication Global Times (Huanqiu Shibao)(07/01): "It seems that internet conflicts have intensified and that the ideological advantages of the U.S. have been fully played. During each conflict, developing countries take a passive position. A Chinese expert said that this time, the U.S. has found a battlefield where it has the advantage. However, playing up certain issues over the internet won't arouse any hostility when it directly interferes in the affairs of other countries. The internet is still a new thing in many developing countries. The west's standard for freedom of speech on the internet creates a gap with the transformational characteristics of these countries while they were developing. The west is trying to use the measure to pressure developing countries' politics. Chinese experts further indicate that the conflict concerning the internet is a conflict concerning the national interests between countries. The internet's influence can be just as well as destructive. Different strengths are equal in front of the internet. The west has an advanced political civilization, therefore it less vulnerable to attack. In this field, the consequences of the internet's influence are not equal. Besides, it is very difficult for the governments of developing countries directly transition from physical isolation to a very open internet. The internet isn't yet safe enough, there is not guaranteed safety on the internet."