China's new cybersecurity law sparks fresh censorship and espionage fears

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Legislation raises concerns foreign companies may need to hand over intellectual property and help security agencies in return for market access

China adopted a controversial cybersecurity law on Monday that it said would tackle growing threats such as hacking and terrorism but has triggered concern from foreign business and rights groups.

The legislation, passed by China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament and set to come into effect in June 2017, was an “objective need” of China as a major internet power, a parliamentary official said.

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