China tightens regulations on the procurement of technology equipment

China has introduced new and strict cybersecurity regulations for the purchase of technology equipment, which may put foreign technology products at a disadvantage in the Chinese market.

The new procurement regulations announced by the Cyberspace Administration of China on Monday will take effect on June 1, requiring critical information infrastructure operators to order goods and services that may affect national security. , Must go through network security review. These contents appeared in a series of draft regulations issued by the Chinese government in mid-2019, when the US-China trade negotiations stalled.

The Internet Information Office did not state the status of other draft regulations issued at about the same time, including amendments to regulations that restrict personal data from flowing out of China.