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China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet

Pledges to be 'more open' but says that cyber sovereignty is also key

Google and Facebook are banned in China, along with Twitter Inc and most major western news outlets. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key in its vision of internet development.

Xi's comments were read by Huang Kunming, head of the Chinese Communist Party's publicity department at the country's largest public cyber policy forum in the town of Wuzhen in eastern China.

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