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NY Times/Reuters: Few Comply as China Enacts Encryption Rules

Feb 01, 2000, 18:16 (2 Talkback[s])

"Confused by sweeping new restrictions on encryption technology in China, most foreign and Chinese companies simply ignored a Monday deadline for compliance."

"Anybody using encryption technology, which protects electronic communcation from eavesdropping, should have delivered by hand a registration form to a tiny government office in a Beijing alleyway by Monday afternoon."

"All of China's estimated nine million Internet users were supposed to have turned up in person to comply -- if the letter of the new law had been followed."

"The new rules threaten to complicate Beijing's efforts to join the World Trade Organisation..."

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