Experts will scrutinize products and services to be used for communications, finance, energy, national security and other purposes, the official
Vetting of products is aimed at "preventing 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," the Internet office said, according to Xinhua.
The government tries to support
For their part, U.S. officials have expressed concern about possible risks of Chinese-supplied technology. In 2012, a congressional panel said telecom equipment makers
Ensuring that IT technologies and cyberspace are "safe and under control" is vital to
"For a long time, governments and enterprises of a few countries have gathered sensitive information," he was quoted as saying. "They not only seriously undermine interests of their clients but also threaten cyber security of other countries."
Jiang said Chinese government agencies, companies, universities and telecom companies have "suffered extensive invasion and wiretapping," according to Xinhua.
Last year, the
The group said that while two-thirds of its member companies use cloud computing, the proportion willing to base such operations in
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