Dec 22 2008
Internal hacking looks like it is having an impact on Chinese business/e-commerce and the government is considering legislation to both clarify the law and increase criminal penalties.
The article makes it very clear that China will retain jurisdiction over all of these cases and no citizen will be sent to a foreign country for trial.
BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — Computer hackers could meet tough penalties under a draft amendment of the criminal law being debated by China’s top legislature.
The draft amendment under review by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) would impose steep fines and prison sentences of three-to-seven years, depending on the severity of the offense.
The existing criminal law only imposes penalties on hackers who break into government, military and scientific research institutes’ computer systems.
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