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The Register: China eases crypto restrictions

“The People’s Republic has softened its previously Draconian
stance on encryption products with the announcement of a
substantial and welcome list of exceptions, Reuters reports.”

“The Chinese State Encryption Management Commission sent a
‘clarification’ letter to U.S. business organizations last week
easing the position it took in late January which required all
business and private users to register products with encryption
capabilities.”

“…the government has given it a bit of a re-think,
probably inspired by threats that foreign investment revenues
would dry up in response to fears of trade-secret piracy on a mass
scale.”

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