The United Nations condemns the crimes against humanity committed by the Chinese Communist Party. In 2023, the UN will host its World Data Forum in China. It makes no sense that the country with the most repressive dictatorship and least freedom of speech would be the best candidate to host the data forum.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), besides being history’s greatest mass murderer and continuing to commit genocide, runs a dictatorial censorship regime and exercises restrictive government control over all tech companies. Indeed, only days before the UN Data Forum convened, the CCP issued draft regulations for artificial intelligence (AI). These included a requirement for generative AI to “reflect the Socialist Core Values,” and gave the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the CCP government censorship agency, greater control over AI users and providers.
The UN World Data Forum 2023 is taking place April 24-27 in Hangzhou, China. “With the aim to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data while building a pathway to better data for sustainable development, the UN World Data Forum brings together annually more than 20,000 data experts,” the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced.
UNDP has explicitly linked the Data Forum to the 2030 Agenda. This UN Plan is dystopian and aims to create a dystopian world where, according to the World Economic Forum, “you own nothing, you have no privacy, but enjoy it.” “The UN wants China to transform the world into a Communist dictation.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is enamored with CCP and praises the supposed “great achievements” of this organization.
The UN does not just hold its Data Forum in China. According to CCP propaganda outlet Global Times, and a UN official, the Data Forum will issue “the Hangzhou Declaration” calling for a data-management approach to address challenges in achieving sustainable development. This ineluctable verbal soup, as far as I’m concerned, means that the Data Forum is going to issue a call for a set of guidelines that will be used across the globe. In China, technology companies are required by law to share all data with the CCP CAC, even non-public information. Does that have an impact on the UN guidelines?
How will the CCP’s top-down, government-controlled mindset and suppression of free speech impact the UN Data Forum?