China’s Cybersecurity Draft Law Targets Foreign Hackers
“Xinhua says the draft would allow police and other agencies to freeze assets and apply ‘other necessary punishment’ against foreign hackers, while also requiring expanded security measures for industries including public communications, energy and finance. Monday’s report provided no details. The legislation is expected to be passed in the coming weeks.
Cybersecurity has been a top source of friction between China and the United States, which both say they suffer hacking attacks originating from the other. Chinese officials have long characterized their country as a top victim of hacking and have called for expanded law enforcement powers and more stringent regulations on imported technology equipment.”