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China Tightens Up Network Security

The Chinese Government plans to improve the security of networks by imposing control on the quality of security products, according to the China Daily.

"It is of the outmost importance that we remove the danger of intrusion that arises with the spread of computer networks such as the Internet which have made more rapid access to information possible," said the deputy director of China's State Administration of Quality and Technical Supervision, Pan Yue.

Pan Yue said that the quality and performance of information security products is essential to the security of information networks which are tied to China's political and financial stability, reported the China Daily.

An information security quality control program will be implemented by the China National Information Security Testing Evaluation and Certification Center, officially established last week in Beijing.

Since it softly launched last year, the center has processed 32 domestic applications for quality certificates and five from foreign companies.