It’s yet another indication of the regime’s desire to monitor all information in and out of the country. It also signals the state’s willingness to use security concerns as an excuse to conduct economic espionage against corporations operating in China. Using the Internet is a bold move, one that will likely encounter significant resistance from corporations targeted by the order. Compliance clearly would be detrimental to the vast majority of companies operating in China and, as such, remains unlikely to be widely implemented.
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