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China’s Actions on Internet Security in 2013

A recent People’s Daily Online article listed a number of official events and actions in 2013 that dealt with Internet security in China. 
In November 2013, the third Plenary Session of 18th Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee approved "The Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reforms." The State Security Committee was established to formulate and implement national security strategies. In December 2012, the eleventh National People’s Congress Standing Committee adopted the "Decision on Strengthening Network Information Protection." The regulations were implemented in 2013. In August 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the "Notice on the Issuance of the Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of Hackers’ Underground Industry Chain." Starting in May 2013, the National Internet Information Office (NIIO) launched a nationwide campaign to strike against the behavior of "using the Internet to manufacture rumors and deliberately spread rumors." In June 2013, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) held a teleconference meeting, deploying the nationwide public security authorities to carry out six-months of intensive combat against and punishment of Internet criminal activities. In July 2013, MIIT issued "Provisions for the Protection of the Personal Information of Telecommunications and Internet Users." In September 2013, the Supreme People’s Court announced the interpretation of the laws applicable to hearing criminal cases about fabricating and deliberately spreading false terrorist information. The spokesperson for the Court said that the "interpretation" clearly stipulated that a person committing any of six situations of seriously disrupting the social order would be held criminally responsible.
Source: People’s Daily Online, August 7, 2014