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The Register: China eases crypto restrictions

Mar 14, 2000, 21:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C. Greene)

"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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