Obama: ‘China needs to change cybersecurity rules’

US President Barack Obama urged China to change its new cybersecurity regulations imposed on US technology companies if the country wants to do business with the US.

New Chinese cybersecurity regulations imposed on US technology companies could erode bilateral business relations if China does not change them, US President Barack Obama said in an interview for Reuters.

“This is something that I’ve raised directly with President Xi,” Obama said on Monday. “We have made it very clear to them that this is something they are going to have to change if they are to do business with the United States.”

Beijing’s new regulations would require technology products sold to China from foreign companies to be assessed for security risks, requiring companies to hand over the secret source codes of their products and undergo intrusive security testing.

In January, over a dozen US trade and business organizations sent a letter to the Chinese cybersecurity officials urging to postpone the new regulations.

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Source: Sputnik News

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