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The MSM is way ahead of you, comrades.

Beijing (AFP) – China’s Internet regulator has vowed to make the views of the ruling Communist Party the xc, state media said Thursday.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) made the promise in a statement following talks on “the governance of cyberspace with Chinese socialist characteristics”, the official Xinhua news agency said.

China has some of the tightest Internet controls in the world, deleting online content it deems to be sensitive and blocking Western websites and the services of Internet giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google with the so-called “Great Firewall of China”.

Last year, a report by American think tank Freedom House found that the country had the most restrictive Internet policies of 65 nations studied, ranking below Iran and Syria.

Even so Beijing has sought to sell its idea of “Internet sovereignty” — the concept that individual countries should govern their own cyberspace — raising concerns from rights groups who see it as at odds with a vision of the network as an open global resource.