Status regarding Budapest Convention

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Cybercrime policies/strategies

The Chinese Government published a ‘National Cyberspace Security Strategy’ in December 2016, which addresses the threat of cybercrime to “social security”. One of the strategic tasks listed is “Attacking cyber terrosim, law-breaking and crime”, which refers to “control at the source and lawfully prevent, strictly attack online fraud, online theft, arms and drug trafficking, infringement of citizens’ personal information, dissemination of obscenity and sex, hacking attacks, infringement of intellectual property rights and other such unlawful and criminal activities.” The last priority listed is strengheting international cooperation in cyberspace.

China’s ‘International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace’ (2017) also includes international cooperation on cybercrime, better cyber governance, promotion of the ICANN reform, and the protection of citizens’ privacy, amongst the plan of action.

Specialised institutions

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Public Security are the principle government bodies responsible for cybercrime in China.

The Chinese Government also runs a digital crime reporting platform for citizens (www.cyberpolice.cn).

The National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team Coordination Centre of China (CNCERT) is a non-governmental organisation responsible for coordinating responses to, and sharing information and threat intelligence on, cyber threats.

Jurisprudence/case law


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