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Chinese Official Pledges Greater Cybersecurity Measures

An official with China’s cyberspace authority has pledged greater efforts regarding legislation, industrial development and crime crackdown to ensure cyberspace security.

Liu Liehong, deputy director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, said at a press conference that the research for and drafting of a regulation, which stipulates security control over exporting Chinese citizens’ personal information and the country’s important data, is underway.

China has been working to establish a system of laws and regulations on cybersecurity, Liu said, citing the country’s Cybersecurity Law, which was put into effect on June 1, 2017.

Noting that the cybersecurity industry has become part of China’s strategic emerging industries, Liu also said that the country will move faster to develop the sector.

Liu added that China will continue to take a tough stance and crack down on Internet-related crimes including hacker attacks, telecom and internet fraud, as well as personal privacy violations, so as to effectively maintain network order and build a clean cyberspace.

Efforts will also be made to promote public awareness of the issue, according to the official. – Xinhua Net

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