On November 1st 2014, the People's Republic of China Anti Spyware Law (hereinafter referred to as the " the Provisions")was formally adopted and promulgated.
The Provisions provide that if the overseas institutions, organizations and individuals implement or instigate, help others implement, or domestic institutions, organizations, individuals collude with foreign institutions, organizations and individuals to implement the harm on the people's Republic of China National Security, these spying behaviors shall be subject to legal liability. The Provisions also specify five kinds of espionage.
The Provisions stipulate clearly that the work of anti espionage shall be carried out in accordance with the law, respect and protect human rights, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of citizens and organizations. Organizational and personal information and materials which the state security organs and their staff obtain in order to perform the anti espionage work duties in accordance with the law, shall only be used for the anti espionage work. If the information and materials belong to the state secrets, commercial secrets or personal privacy, they shall be kept confidential.
（This information is provided by Lawyer Kelly Xie from Guangdong KaiTong Law Firm in friendship. It is not any legal opinion or legal grounds addressed to any organization or individual. For inquiry, please contact Kelly via email at Kelly_xie@ktlf.com.cn or by phone on 13926185641.）