China allows foreign tech firms to participate in creating cybersecurity standards

China has signaled an interest in a global approach to developing the country’s cybersecurity standards for foreign technology companies.

China appears to have taken a more global approach to discussions involving the country’s cybersecurity standards. For the first time, the country has allowed foreign technology companies to participate in creating cybersecurity standards, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

China has allowed Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, and IBM to join a cybersecurity advisory committee known as Technical Committee 260 that has been tasked with defining China’s standards that constitute “secure and controllable” technologies, the Journal reported, citing individuals familiar with the matter.

The term “secure and controllable” has generally been used to refer to Chinese intellectual property, Adam Segal, director of the digital and cyberspace policy program at the Council on Foreign

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