China will strengthen its cyber-sovereignty with its latest national security law. The law aims to protect the country’s national Internet space, strengthen the banking industry and eliminate negative and harmful moral standards. It also aims to finalize issues on security concerns – both domestic and international domains.
It is also speculated that the law was drafted to eradicate the Western ideology which is seen to have great influence on the country’s culture. The country also formed its own National Security Commission for the purpose of staying independent from foreign technology. However, the law is seen to press pressure on HK especially now that that city is calling for a political reform from the mainland.
Source: IB Times