China revises Counter-Espionage Law, defining cyber-attacks against state organs as spy activities

The 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee passed an amendment to the Counter-Espionage Law on Wednesday. The revised law refines the definition of espionage activities, explicitly categorizing “collaborating with spy organizations and their agents” and “conducting cyber-attacks against state organs, confidential-related units, or critical information infrastructure and etc.” as espionage activities.

The revised law will come into effect on July 1.

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Source: Global Times