The State Internet Information Office said on Thursday that IT products, services and suppliers of information systems related to national security and the public interest would be reviewed.
Foreign and domestic companies will not be allowed to sell equipment and services if they fail the review.
Details of the policy have yet to be released, but it comes at a time when
A Chinese cybersecurity monitoring agency said some 50,000 backdoor attacks had been launched on Chinese computers over the past two months, originating from more than 2,000 Internet protocol addresses in
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the
In a letter to US President
Network equipment maker
In October, former NSA contractor
Analysts hailed the Chinese government's decision as a necessary measure to protect national security and public interest.
"The review is necessary, especially for information systems of key industries such as finance and telecoms," said Chen Xingshu, professor of information and technology at
He said many countries had already enforced such reviews.
For example, the
This week, the US indicted five Chinese military officers for cybertheft. But Wang said the timing of
In February, President
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