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Cloud services, database providers must promise no backdoors under new Chinese regulations on supply-chain security

By Xu Yuan
  • 29 Jul 2020 00:26
  • 29 Jul 2020 02:07
Companies that supply cloud-computing services, databases and other information-technology products will be asked under new draft regulations to promise that they will not install a backdoor into products as a condition to sell to government departments and critical-information infrastructure in China.
Information technology suppliers subject to the requirements include providers

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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