China Says Deliberation on Draft Anti-terrorism Law Goes Ahead

China's Foreign Ministry says deliberation on a controversial Chinese anti-terrorism law is going on and it will be formulated based on national security needs. That refutes a senior U.S. official's suggestion that the legislation was on hold.
The draft law could require technology firms to install "backdoors" in products or hand over sensitive information such as encryption keys to the government. The legislation has been criticized by some Western leaders and business groups.
President Obama said in an interview with Reuters on March 2 that he had raised concern about the law directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel said on Thursday that China had suspended a review process for the law.



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