Building a community with a shared future in cyberspace is essential in the information age, said a white paper published Monday.
The white paper, titled "Jointly Build a Community with a Shared Future in Cyberspace," was released by China's State Council Information Office.
With the rapid development of global information technology, the internet has penetrated into all aspects of human life and work. As a consequence, humanity is increasingly confronted with development and security challenges in cyberspace, which must be addressed through joint efforts, said the white paper.
The community with a shared future in cyberspace is an important part of a global community of shared future, said the white paper.
Related concepts and proposals on development, security, governance and universal benefits are in conformity with the concepts of a global community of shared future and the distinctive features of cyberspace; and promoting a community with a shared future in cyberspace will provide abundant digital impetus, a solid security safeguard, and a broader consensus on cooperation to this end, it added.
"To build a community with a shared future in cyberspace, we should hold to a vision of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits in global governance, and promote a multilateral, democratic and transparent international internet governance system. We strive to realize the goals of innovation-driven development, security, order, equality, respect, openness, and shared interests in cyberspace, so that cyberspace will be a community that benefits all of humanity," the white paper said.
In doing so, basic principles including respecting cyber sovereignty, safeguarding peace and security, promoting openness and cooperation, and maintaining good order should be adhered to, noted the white paper.