MIIT launches 2020 program of checking cyber security in telecommunications and internet industries

On October 9, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued the Circular on Working Effectively on the 2020 Program of Checking the Cyber Security in the Telecommunications and Internet Industries (the “Circular”).

The Circular 


The Chinese side proposes a Global Initiative on Data Security

On September 8, 2020, Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a keynote speech at a high-level meeting of an international seminar themed with “Seizing Digital Opportunities for Cooperation and Development” and proposed a Global Initiative on Data Security (“Initiative”). The Initiative mainly includes

The Ministry of Commerce launches pilot program on security management for cross border data transfer

On August 14, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued the Master Plan for Comprehensively Deepening the Pilot Program on Innovative Development of Trade in Services (“Plan”), covering 28 provinces and municipalities directly under the Central

State Council to formulate the CII security protection regulations

On July 8, 2020, the General Office of the State Council issued the 2020 Legislative Plan, including several laws in the cyber security sector, such as the Regulations on Network Protection of Minors and the Regulations on the Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure.