China does an about face on Security



In another case of throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks, China suspended the rules requiring foreign companies to provide source code to the Chinese government. I don’t think there was any surprise that this went nowhere. The only surprise was that the rules were suspended so publically.  Normally these things just sort of disappear. But given the legitimate security concerns China and every other country is facing I don’t expect this to be the end of this topic. By the way, notice how every person from both the China and the USA sides are all wearing blue ties.

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Chris DeAngelis is a Partner and the General Manager of Alliance Development Group (ADG). Chris is considered a leading expert on the Chinese technology scene and is regularly cited in leading media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, TechNode, MSNBC, Digital Trends, China Economic Review, International Business Times, Thomson Reuters and others. He has BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He has two daughters and has been living in Beijing since 2005.