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Chinese envoy calls for strengthening international cooperation to promote cyberspace governance

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Chinese envoy calls for strengthening international cooperation to promote cyberspace governance

2024-06-21 17:09 Last Updated At:17:47

China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Fu Cong on Thursday called on the international community to deepen exchanges, enhance mutual trust and work together to promote cyberspace governance and international rule-making.

Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Fu said all countries not only enjoy common opportunities and interests in cyberspace, but also face common challenges and shoulder common responsibilities, adding that deep integration of cyberspace and the real world is an important basis for the development of human society, which must not become a new battlefield.

However, certain countries have designated cyberspace as a "military operation territory", developed offensive cyber military forces, built cyber military alliances, and pushed for rules of engagement in cyberspace, which will only weaken mutual trust among countries, increase the risk of cyber frictions and conflicts, and threaten international peace and security, Fu said.

Fu said that it is necessary to make a full use of information and communication technology, strengthen online exchanges and dialogue, encourage mutual understanding and forge closer bonds with other peoples, promote inclusiveness and coexistence among different civilizations, and better promote the common values of mankind.

"We should be vigilant against a small number of countries imposing their own values on others as 'universal values' or even interfering in other countries' internal affairs and disrupting their development and stability. We must firmly oppose the use of the Internet to spread extremism, terrorism, disinformation and hate speech," Fu said.

China is willing to work with the rest of the international community to build a more peaceful, secure, open, cooperative and orderly cyberspace and join hands to build a community of shared future in cyberspace, according to Fu.

Chinese envoy calls for strengthening international cooperation to promote cyberspace governance

Chinese envoy calls for strengthening international cooperation to promote cyberspace governance

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Heavy rainfall in Hubei leaves 754 reservoirs exceeding flood storage capacities

2024-07-14 11:30 Last Updated At:12:07

The torrential rain that started to fall on Friday in central China's Hubei Province has left 754 reservoirs in the region exceeding flood storage capacities.

Due to increased discharge from the Three Gorges Reservoir and recent heavy rainfall, water levels in the Hubei section of the Yangtze River and in smaller rivers within the province are expected to rise in the coming days.

Multiple areas in Hubei, including Wuhan, Yichang, Jingmen, Xiaogan, and 11 other cities and prefectures, have also experienced heavy rainfall since Friday.

The heavy rainfall caused waterlogging in a low-lying residential area in Xiaogan City on Saturday, trapping several residents in their homes. Rescue personnel then used rescue boats to evacuate the flood-stranded residents to safety.

In Wuhan City, heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds caused multiple power line failures across the city. After nearly two hours of emergency repairs, power supply has been fully restored.

The heavy rainfall also caused the water level of Maojiahe Reservoir in Xingshan County, Yichang City, to rise rapidly. Considering the possibility of continued heavy rainfall, the reservoir started to discharge floodwater at 13:00 Saturday.

"We've quickly organized personnel to initiate emergency plans, notify every household, set up roadblocks on major transportation routes, and prohibit people and vehicles from entering the areas of flood discharge channels," said Cai Bishou, head of Pingshui Village, Gufu Town, Yichang City's Xingshan County.

Heavy rainfall in Hubei leaves 754 reservoirs exceeding flood storage capacities

Heavy rainfall in Hubei leaves 754 reservoirs exceeding flood storage capacities

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