China orders companies to step up monitoring of foreigners in anti-spying push

China orders companies to step up monitoring of foreigners in anti-spying push

The Guardian

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State security will provide ‘guidance’ to organisations deemed to have anti-espionage responsibility as hostilities with western governments deepen

Chinese social groups, enterprises and public entities will have increased responsibility to combat foreign espionage under new regulations issued by the country’s ministry of state security.

The regulations, which were released and took effect on Monday, come amid deepening hostilities between China and some western governments, including over the detention of foreigners accused of national security crimes.

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