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Friday, November 18, 2016, 10:24

China wants cyber counter-terrorism prioritized

By Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS - A Chinese envoy on Thursday called for prioritizing cyber counter-terrorism to cut off channels for terrorists to spread their ideology and violent extremist ideas .

Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a Security Council meeting on security cooperation between the UN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Liu said the international community should adopt vigorous measures to strengthen Internet monitoring and crack down on the terrorist organizations that are using the Internet to spread terrorist ideologies, raise funds and plan acts of terrorism.

China's Liu Jieyi made the appeal at a Security Council meeting on security cooperation

Liu noted that terrorism is posing a grave threat to the international community and counter-terrorism is an important area where the UN and OIC have conducted significant cooperation.

"China supports the strengthening of cooperation between OIC and the UN to consolidate collective security mechanism in a joint effort to maintain international peace and security," he said.

"China supports the UN and its Security Council in their cooperation with OIC in fighting terrorist ideology," he added.

Liu mentioned the international community should promote dialogue between different civilizations to achieve peaceful coexistence in harmony and to promote mutual respect, openness and inclusiveness across the world.

He also said the international community should stick to a unified criteria on counter-terrorism, forge a sophisticated counter-terrorism network and cut off the trans-border flow of terrorists to form a global high pressure upon terrorists.

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