Information and Communications Technology

Dear member companies interested in information and communications technology:

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we've come across several policies related to the ICT industry. August saw CAC officials repeatedly express their intent to establish a Critical Information Infrastructure Protection System with the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Measures possibly coming out before the end of the year. Officials are also calling for...

Dear member companies interested in information and communications technology:

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we've come across several policies related to the ICT industry.

Notable developments include the CAC’s release of the Administrative Measures for the Social Credit of Seriously Untrustworthy Internet Information Entities and the Cloud Computing Services Security Assessment Measures. Additionally a report was released earlier...

Dear member companies interested in information and communications technology:

As part of USCBC’s regular monitoring of government and press sources, we've come across several policies related to the ICT industry. 

Notable developments include the National People’s Congress Standing Committee release of the most recent draft of the Encryption Law, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announcement  to inspect 50 companies regarding their data security practices,...

Dear USCBC members interested Information and Communication Technology,

On July 5th the National People’s Congress Standing Committee released the draft Encryption Law for public comment until September 2nd.  Originally drafted by the State Cryptography Administration (SCA)  in April 2017, the law underwent a round of public comment before being received by the Standing Committee for deliberation in June 2019. The law is intended to regulate encryption apps and administrative...

Dear USCBC members interested in ICT,

This update features details on Huawei's placement on the entity list, preferential tax policies for semiconductor companies, MPS' updated guidelines for internet personal information security, and a call for comments from TC260 on national standard requirements for critical network equipment. Please feel free to reach out to Ricky Altieri ([email protected]) or Antonio Douglas ([email protected]) with questions or comments.

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Dear USCBC members interested in ICT,

This update features a notice from Technical Committee 260 on trial inspections for Critical Information Infrastructure, implementation of an inspection regulation from the Ministry of Public Security, and regulations on security assessments for certain internet information services from the Cyberspace Administration of China. As always, please feel free to reach out to Ricky Altieri ([email protected] ) with questions or comments.

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Dear USCBC members interested in ICT,

This update features an Op-Ed written by CCAC Head Zhuang Rongwen on Stricter Internet Regulation, an announcement concerning China's emerging Internet Courts, and an MIIT initiative on artificial intelligence. As always, please feel free to reach out to Ricky Altieri ([email protected] ) or Sun Yi ([email protected]) with questions or comments.

Best,

Ricky

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Dear USCBC members interested in ICT,

This update features an announcement from MIIT on Cybersecurity Inspection Work, example cases on the internet from the Supreme People’s Court, and the formation a new Small Leadership Group on Science and Technology. As always, please feel free to reach out to Ricky Altieri ([email protected] ) or Sun Yi ([email protected]) with questions or comments.

Best,

Ricky

MIIT Publishes Notice on Launching Cybersecurity...

Dear USCBC members interested in ICT, 

This week's update feature MIIT telecom network services, A blockchain finance report, and electronic stands from the China Electronics Standardization Institute. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to Ricky Altieri ([email protected]) and Sun Yi ([email protected] ).

MIIT Granted Licenses to 15 Companies to Run Virtual Telecom Network Services

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology...

Dear USCBC members interested in ICT, 

This update features an implementing regulation of the Cybersecurity law, announcements on Tianjin’s Economic Development Area, a list of subsidized domestic materials from MIIT, and a tariff announcement from MOFCOM on certain optical fiber materials.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to Ricky Altieri ([email protected]) and Sun Yi ([email protected] ).

CNCA Issues Critical Network Equipment and...

Dear USCBC Members interested in Information and Communication Technology,

This week’s update features a policy initiative to strengthen China’s domestic safety and security industry, standards related to cloud computing, an action plan on Internet of Things technology, and the formation of a blockchain standards committee. As always, we appreciate any suggestions or comments you may have. Please feel free to email Sun Yi ([email protected]) or Ricky Altieri ([email protected]

Dear USCBC Members,

This week’s updates feature standard and policy announcements related to personally identifiable information, critical information infrastructure, and key network technologies. As always, we welcome any comments or feedback you may have at [email protected]

Best,

Ricky Altieri and Sun Yi
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SAC Solicits Opinions on Draft "Information Security Technology Guidelines for Impact Assessment of...

 Call for Comments: Cybersecurity Protection Level Regulations 
 
China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) recently released one of several long-awaited Cybersecurity Law implementing regulations. The draft Cybersecurity Protection Level regulations clarify the responsibilities of network operators by detailing data and network maintenance obligations and include limitations on imported products and overseas remote technical support. While existing measures specify operators’...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:

We are pleased to share recent policy developments in the ICT space, please reach out to me ([email protected]) or my colleague Ricky Altieri ([email protected]) with any questions . 

Thank you,

Sun Yi

Manager, Administration and Business Advisory Services
US-China Business Council Beijing Office
Suite 10-01, CITIC Buidling, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing, China,...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:

In the last two weeks a number of policies were released which may impact foreign companies operating in China. Top of the list with week is a new Measures on the way data is stored and managed for scientific projects, potentially impacting R&D conducted by US companies in the China market. MIIT is also beginning to explore the rating of and regulation of block chain--the technology that underpins crypto...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:

I am pleased to announce that we are adding two colleagues to the information communications technology portfolio to ensure more timely updates on ICT policy. Sun Yi ([email protected]) and Ricky Altieri ([email protected]) will ensure an update goes out no less than once every two weeks. On to the update. 

Recently, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the National Reform & Development...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:
 
On Wednesday, April 4 the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) released the Regulations for Internet Security Supervision and Inspection (Draft for Comment). The regulations clarify MPS enforcement responsibilities outlined in the Cybersecurity Law and detail requirements to supervise and inspect networks, outline inspection priorities, and describe legal liabilities for compliance violations. Considering...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:

It was a big week for big data. On January 23, during a meeting of the Leading Small Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reform, President Xi reportedly approved a variety of measures on data management, CII protection, data security, and cross border data flow. Some of those policies have begun to trickle out, but this may indicate many long awaited final versions of draft implementing regulations on data...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:
 
Over the past four days, the US-China Business Council attended the 4th Annual World Internet Conference; the major annual event organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC). Speakers included politburo Standing Committee Member Wang Huning as well as CEOs from major multinational technology companies. Chinese officials throughout the event called for increasing openness and...

Dear USCBC members interested in Information and Communication Technology:
 
On July 10, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) released the Draft Critical Information Infrastructure Security Protection Regulations (the regulations). Public comments will be solicited until August 10, 2017. The US-China Business Council is considering a comment submission; interested companies should send their submission (in English and Chinese) to [email protected] by Tuesday,...

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