China considers new internet vetting agency

Tuesday 7 February 2017 | 09:06 CET | News
China is proposing a further tightening of controls over the internet with the possible establishment of a new commission to vet internet services and hardware, Reuters reports. New draft rules, released by China's internet regulator, propose setting up an intra-departmental body to examine and coordinate policies nationwide. The commission would consider risks to national security and stop Communist Party and government departments from buying online products and services that have not been approved. It is not clear if, or when, the new body would be set up. The proposed rules are open for

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