China Market Intelligence

January 6th, 2016
Yan Yu

Following 10 months of silence, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in December passed China’s first Counterterrorism Law effective January 1. The law provides a clearer definition of  “terrorism” and removes some problematic requirements for telecommunications and internet businesses included in the initial draft version of the law.

What is Terrorism?

The law identifies terrorism as “appeals and actions that create social panic, endanger public...

January 6th, 2016
Nick Marro

Efforts over the past year to enhance China’s information technology security policies have raised serious concerns among foreign-industry players. American companies are worried that the Chinese government’s application  of “national security” could restrict investment in and the procurement of their products in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, especially among China’s state-owned enterprises (SOE) and public procurement market.

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