China's new national security law tightens control over the Internet
July 2 , 2015
The Chinese government has passed a new security law giving it even greater control over the Internet and claimed rights that extend to the polar regions and even outer space.
A senior official described the country’s national security situation as “increasingly severe”, adding that there would be “no room” for “disputes, compromises or interference” when safeguarding China's core interests.
According to the new law, important information and internet systems need to be secure and “controllable”.
Activists say that the wording of the law is “very vague” and could be potentially used to further curb dissent.