Cybersecurity

China's National Cybersecurity Strategy

By Paul Rosenzweig
Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 6:07 PM

Earlier today, the Chinese government released its National Cybersecurity Strategy. A government news agency report on the release is here. According to the report: "China's top Internet regulator released a cyberspace security strategy on Tuesday, advocating peace, security, openness, cooperation and order." [Gotta like the addition of "order"]

Of perhaps greater use, an English translation of the strategy is here. It opens:

The broad application of information technologies and the rise and development of cyberspace has extremely greatly stimulated economic and social flourishing and progress, but at the same time, has also brought new security risks and challenges. Cyberspace security (hereafter named cybersecurity) concerns the common interest of humankind, concerns global peace and development, and concerns the national security of all countries. Safeguarding our country’s cybersecurity is an important measure to move forward the strategic arrangement of comprehensively constructing a moderately prosperous society, comprehensively deepening reform, comprehensively governing the country according to the law, and comprehensively and strictly governing the Party forward in a coordinated manner, and is an important guarantee to realize the “Two Centenaries” struggle objective and realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. In order to implement Xi Jinping’s “Four Principles” concerning moving forward reform of the global Internet governance system and the “Five Standpoints” on building a community of common destiny in cyberspace, elaborate China’s important standpoints concerning cyberspace development and security, guide China’s cybersecurity work and safeguard the country’s interests in the sovereignty, security and development of cyberspace, this Strategy is formulated.

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