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Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Gets 3rd Reading

The controversial Chinese cybersecurity law that has been sparking objections amongst foreign governments and business groups reached a step closer to approval today as parliament held the third reading of the draft bill. The draft enables police and other law enforcers to take measures including freezing assets, against overseas individuals or organizations that “attack, intrude, interfere with or sabotage the nation’s key information infrastructure.” According to official Xinhua news agency, China’s draft cybersecurity law was submitted to legislators for its third reading at the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which began Monday.

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