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Cybersecurity Law: Reactions and Recent Enforcement

On June 1, the Chinese government passed the country’s first national cybersecurity law. Over the past two years of the Cyberspace Administration of China’s (CAC) review and revision of drafts of the law, experts speculated about the extent to which it would restrict the behavior of foreign information technology firms operating in China. Critics of the

June 20, 2017 5:21 PM

Social Credit for Chinese Companies: Boon or Bane?

Over the last two years, the Chinese government has allowed private companies and city-level governments to conduct pilot testing of a replacement for traditional credit ratings. At Foreign Policy this week, Amy Hawkins provided an overview of the scheme’s potential benefits and hazards. Those familiar with China’s social credit system, in which citizens receive 

May 25, 2017 12:22 PM