Reuters is reporting on comments made by Chinese People’s Liberation Army Major General Huang Yongyin in February’s issue of Chinese Cadres Tribune, a communist party publication.

In the Tribune, Yongyin calls for the creation of a national Chinese agency to consolidate what he calls the “fragmented control of the Internet”, in order to reign in “Lawless elements and hostile forces at home and abroad”. Reasoning that the Internet is vital to the national security of the country, Yongyin also called for China to “reduce its reliance on foreign technology which is vulnerable to attacks by “hostile forces abroad”.”

Yongyin’s comments follow increased criticism of the country and its handling of internet security and censorship issues. In January, Google revealed that the company suffered a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack” originating in China in mid-December.