China amends the definition of “state secrets”

Following on from the Chinese State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission’s decision to release guidance on what constitutes a “commercial secret”, the National People’s Congress has amended the PRC Law on State Secrets, a much more significant piece of legislation. The amendments narrow considerably the definition of state secrets.  Mallesons’ Nicolas Groffman examines the changes and their implications for anyone exchanging information with Chinese entities here.

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