Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi announces data security initiative

On Tuesday, in an interesting turn of events, China unveiled its global data security initiative to oppose data theft by using information technology to undermine key infrastructure, and forcing companies to store data generated overseas in their home country.

In a statement, China’s State Councillor Wang Yi said, the initiative calls for tech companies to not create backdoors in their products and services to obtain data, and calls for participants to not engage in large-scale surveillance of other countries or illegally acquire information of foreign citizens by using information technology.

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