Business Urges China to Revise Cybersecurity Laws

Cyber security concept with lockUSCIB joined a group of 45 business organizations from around the world warning the Chinese government that it would harm business operations and restrict trade if it implements proposed cybersecurity and insurance rules.

A letter the group sent to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on August 10 urges China to live up to its role as the host of this year’s G-20 leaders summit in September to promote the meeting’s goals of creating an “innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy.”

“[T]he current drafts, if implemented, would weaken security and separate China from the global digital economy,” USCIB and others stated in the letter. “To that end, we urge both The Law and The Provisions be revised to encourage international policy models that will support China’s development as a global hub for technology and services. This will assure a legacy of an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy from China’s G20 presidency.”

Read the letter.

Staff Contact:   Eva Hampl

Senior Director, Investment, Trade and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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