China proposes to introduce a new Internet protocol New IP for additional population control

Chinese electronic giant Huawei together with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China and several other companies are developing a new data transfer protocol New IP, which will replace the current TCP/IP.

According to The Financial Times, the new IP protocol will give Chinese authorities an additional opportunity to censor and control their citizens. In particular, it provides a disabling command that allows for the disabling of data transmission to or from a specific address.

There are also concerns that the New IP will require authentication and authorization not only of new Internet addresses, but also of their owners, as well as of sent data packets. China has long demanded that Internet users give their real names, and is pushing this initiative very hard.

In Huawei, the new protocol is presented as vital for the operation of modern digital systems, including unmanned vehicles. In doing so, the company assures that the technology will be fully open to all developers and engineers.

However, there is no guarantee that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will adopt the New IP as a standard, let alone that a sufficient number of countries will accept the technology for fear of violating the anonymity and civil liberties of users.

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