New China law to boost cyber security

A new national security law has been adopted in China which includes cyberspace “sovereignty” clause, as well as assets and activities in space, the deep sea and polar regions.

New China law to boost cyber security

World Bulletin / News Desk

China's legislature adopted a national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from cyber security to activities in space, state news agency Xinhua said.

President Xi Jinping, who heads a newly established national security commission, has said China's security covers a wide range of areas, including politics, culture, the military, the economy, technology and the environment.

The law would "protect people's fundamental interests", Xinhua said in a brief one-line statement.

Foreign business groups and diplomats have argued that the broadness of the national security law, passed by the standing committee of the National People's Congress, constitutes a national security overreach.

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