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Battling it out with China over Internet censorship after being hit with a major cyber attack a few weeks ago.
How -- battle affect US China foreign relations and Internet policy worldwide will Jerry -- a special advisor to secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton and he joins us -- the way in from Washington.
That is the question how will -- affect our relations with China as the battle between Google in Chinese authorities continues.
Well I think Internet freedoms certainly broader than than one company here or one country and so.
You know obviously that -- -- by Google that it'd experience a cyber attack you know caught our attention obviously it was cause for great concern.
-- an -- of Internet freedom is something that has long been a priority for Secretary Clinton and her elevating the issue of Internet freedom right around the time of of of these accusations help in a spark -- global conversation of which.
-- issue of Google and China is one aspect of it another aspect of this is.
You know what's happening with regard to violations of Internet freedom in places like the Middle East and places like Latin America.
And in -- different parts of Africa and so yes the issue of Google and and China is one piece of this but thank you very important to recognize that it's in the context of a larger conversation about United States global Internet freedom policy.
Well then how does CME how -- -- willing to go I know that she's.
In London right now -- -- the -- -- China's at their -- talking about Afghanistan this will come up between the two obviously.
When she's abroad so how does she.
Dance the dance between not completely ruining our relationship with China but also.
Being defensive about Google in Google's stance that they will not indeed -- contents on the site anymore they're Chinese site.
I would say her giving a major policy.
Address on Internet freedom it is actually a major step -- secretary of state has never delivered a forty plus -- speech -- any speech for that matter on the issue of Internet freedom and so yes she initiated major global conversation.
-- you can expect that the issue of Internet freedom -- from here on out come up at various levels and various conversations not just.
With the government of China have a very suffered other governments around the world that's appropriate welcome up the same way you know.
We've long talked about issues of a human rights and and democracy and civil liberties and the free exchange of ideas these are not new issues to bring up.
But the secretary -- in her speech was you know connect the issue of Internet freedom -- Policies on human rights and and and civil liberties in the free exchange of ideas that we've been practicing.
-- for a long time except -- broader than just you know being active and engaging with local NGOs say it is -- that there's a demand that we've seen in the last year.
-- populations around the world who are taking a lot of their human rights advocacy -- work not just in the traditional rounds but also into cyberspace.
You know -- is commendable of the secretary of state is talking about Internet freedom at a time.
We know Yahoo! for example have that problem where political dissident China was jailed and they Yahoo! allegedly gave that -- -- -- Chinese authorities.
But I want to ask you about the context of the Chinese funding -- deficit how does that play into these negotiations with China given the fact that China is finding a lot of our deficit spending.
Well I think that that is a fundamental problem with that that question to respect it was -- it assumed that the United States has an Internet freedom policy towards China.
And that's such -- our Internet and Internet freedom policy towards one particular country.
Takes these sorts of issues into account part of the reason the secretary of state delivered a major policy address on Internet.
Freedom is because we don't have it as single country Internet freedom policy and there's global principles that we believe -- and we will stand for and that is -- that the freedom of expression the freedom of worship the freedom from want.
And and the freedom to it that it you know access basic knowledge and and resources and that's -- -- -- secretary wanted to make a priority and so this issue.
No other aspects of our relationship with China.
You know obviously though those come up in in in various conversations by an issue of Internet freedom as is it's a global issue.
And our conversations about Internet freedom yes we will raise Internet freedom with countries like China it's also a global conversation we won't do things specific for one.
Country or another country as the secretary said in her speech we're going to be increasing our support for organizations and entities that are working -- it.
Provide assistance to it to those that are that are victims of politically motivated censorship again not one single country but anywhere in the world.
-- -- can't -- the secretary of state Hillary Clinton -- thank you very much for -- -- weighing -- on -- big issue of course affects business.
And markets as well.
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