Hu Jintao, chairman of the Central Military Commission, recently signed an order to promulgate the newly revised “Regulations of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army on Secrecy,” which will take effect on May 1, 2011. The new regulations redefine military secrets and require designated personnel to define, decode, and reevaluate security. They add a requirement to build an infrastructure to process security information as well as to ensure safety for Internet and mobile phone use. They establish guidelines for handling secrecy leaks based on job function and related law requirements. They also clarify responsibilities among security committee members, military personnel, and various management and administration levels.
Source: Xinhua, April 1, 2011