Chinese President Xi Jinping will head a central government leading group on cyber security and Internet development. The announcement was made after the first meeting of the group on Thursday.
During the meeting, Xi stressed that Internet security is a major strategic issue that concerns the country’s security and its development. The president said China has to balance the need to develop IT technologies and safeguard Internet security.
He also called for greater independent innovation in core technologies and the construction of infrastructures. He said an enhanced ability to collect, process, spread, utilize and secure information will benefit the general public. The meeting also discussed the need for new legislation and regulations on managing online information and protection of key infrastructure facilities.