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China to vet IT products and services for security flaws

May 22, 2014

Days after the U.S. government charged five members of the Chinese military with hacking large U.S. organizations and stealing trade secrets, China said it will scrutinize IT products and services for any security flaws that might facilitate cyber crime.

According to a statement from Jiang Jun, spokesperson for China's State Internet Information Office, China is making an effort to prevent “suppliers from taking advantage of their products to illegally control, disrupt or shut down their clients' systems, or to gather, store, process or use their clients' information,” a report in the official Xinhua News Agency said.

After Snowden documents revealed widespread spying among countries, Jiang said, “it shows that without cyber security, there's no national security.”

China will vet products and services from foreign and domestic companies and will ban suppliers from hawking their wares in China if they fail to past muster.

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