U.S.-China relations


China made headlines last year by drafting a law that would have purged foreign technology from strategic sectors.

Why China Changed Its Tech Policy (And What It Means For Cybersecurity And Trade) – Part I 1

Late last year after the National People’s Congress, China made headlines by deciding to cut foreign-produced technology from all future government purchases. It also drafted its very first anti-terrorism law, which included stipulations requiring firms both domestic and foreign to provide the Chinese government with encryption keys, install “backdoors” in software more »


When Presidents Obama and Xi met in June 2013, they set up a U.S.-China Cyber Working Group for cooperation on cyber issues, but China pulled out after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military hackers for stealing data.

Why China Changed Its Tech Policy (And What It Means For Cybersecurity And Trade) – Part II 1

Part I of this post can be found here.  After undergoing readings in October and February, the draft anti-terrorism law was not submitted for a third round of discussion in March, without which it cannot be passed. So why did China back down (and has it really backed down)? It’s possible more »