BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday called on the international community to speed up the formulation of guidelines for cyberspace under the lead of the UN in the wake of accusations that the United States intercepted the private communications of 35 world leaders.
The eighth meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum was held from 22 to 25 in Bali Island, Indonesia, noted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a daily news briefing.
Delegates expressed concern and dissatisfaction over U.S. spying on the phone records of 35 world leaders, saying that it has harmed other countries' sovereignty, invaded personal privacy and affected the public's trust and confidence, Hua added.
According to reports by German news agency DPA, the U.S. National Security Agency has acknowledged that it intercepted the leaders' private communications.
The development of the situation recently has proven right what China has repeatedly expressed about cyber security, that cyber security is a common focus of all countries, Hua said.
She added that the international community must accelerate the formulation of guidelines for a code of conduct in cyberspace within the UN framework in order to ensure an open, secure Internet.