Members of the official Chinese media fired another salvo in the ongoing skirmish over the country's internet and network management policies on Wednesday, using quotes from Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates in defense of the country's current censorship laws.

The Global Times wrote in a piece entitled "Gates Goes to Bat for China" that comments made by Gates during a recent interview for ABC television suggest that Gates supports corporate cooperation with the country's current internet censorship laws. Gates told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Monday that the Chinese government's censorship efforts "have been very limited," the article noted.

The Global Times is a tabloid published by the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. Reports published by The Global Times and the People's Daily tend to align with the official positions of the Chinese government.

Recent cyber attacks by China-based hackers on Google's corporate infrastructure raised network management concerns at the internet search company. Google announced in a blog post earlier this month that it will leave China if the government does not stop censoring the internet. ADNFCR-2553-ID-19582629-ADNFCR