hina is planning to set up a cybersecurity commission to review key internet-based products and services to prevent potential threats to national security and public interest.
The idea was initially proposed in a document recently released by the Cyberspace Administration of China for public consultation, which outlined a series of review methods.
According to the document, products and services will be primarily reviewed to see whether they pose a risk of being illegally controlled, disrupted, or interrupted remotely, and judged on whether they collect and store user information properly.
The review process will combine a lab test, on-site checks, online monitoring and background investigation, said an official, in order to find out whether products and services jeopardize China’s national security.
Products and services that fail the reviews will be blacklisted from procurement by Party organs, government departments and key industries.
The review will treat foreign and domestic products fairly, and won’t impede foreign products from entering the Chinese market, the same official added.