China urges neighbours to back its data security ideas, not the US’

Posted on Sep 10 2020 - 7:52am by Newsfeed

(Source:South China Morning Post)Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on Southeast Asian nations to join Beijing’s new data security initiative to counter what China sees as Washington’s bid to curb Chinese tech around the world.

Wang said during a virtual meeting on Wednesday with foreign ministers from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) bloc that China would welcome an “active response” from its neighbours on the Initiative on Global Data Security, which it launched on Tuesday in an effort to ease security concerns about Chinese tech companies.