back to article Beijing further tightens its grip on local web giants with 'Network Security Review Measures'

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced further restrictions for Chinese tech companies, including a compulsory security audit for companies with more than one million registered users that plan to list overseas. A notice posted to the CAC web site on Saturday solicited public opinions on its “Network …

  1. lglethal Silver badge

    So the Chinese Internet firms, which did so much to consolidate the iron grip of the CCP over the chinese internet space, are now finding that the CCP wants to take more of an iron grip over them as well. Should they really be surprised?

    If you're going to dance with the devil, dont be surprised when the devil later changes the tune...

    1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      These are not firms in the Western sense of the world - these are state run organisations disguised as "companies".

      The "Network Security Review" type of things, is just a theatre for the West. CPC can do whatever they want with those organisations.

  2. tip pc Silver badge

    Numbers

    China claims it has 989 million internet users, yet 1 internet property claimed 1.2k million monthly users. I assume that’s 1.2k million unique users.

    Are those extra 211 million unique users from outside China?

    That would be an interesting finding on it’s own.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Re: Numbers

      "We pretend to tell the truth, and they pretend to believe us."

      -- Ancient USSR saying

  3. NoneSuch Silver badge
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    Buying Chinese goods and services supports the CCP's oppression of their people. Boycott anything made in mainland China.

    Free Tibet.

    Demand a free South China Sea.

    Support the Uyghurs and all other suppressed minorities.

    1. Mark Exclamation

      Recognise Taiwan as an independent nation, and locate embassies there.

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