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Comment: Is China aspiring to the US level of influence over and visibility into global networks and data traffic?

Yes, I think it will be a programmatic export of network controls and monitoring that is both an easy sell to authoritarian governments, and a beachhead for extraterritorial surveillance. It is a shame that the US has been ceding control over the years (particularly ICANN), but US "control" is sort of a misnomer - it was there to safeguard laissez faire regulation.

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