China cybersecurity plan aims to protect state secrets: official paper


May 28, 2015

China will prepare a five-year cybersecurity plan to protect state secrets and data, the official China Daily said on Thursday, citing a senior official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Such a plan could add to the challenges of foreign technology firms doing business in the world’s second-largest economy, by prompting government agencies and companies to opt for domestically-made software. 

The plan will focus on improving security for software used by government departments, state-owned enterprises and financial institutions, the paper quoted Chen Wei, the director of the ministry’s software bureau, as saying on Wednesday.

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