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The Wall Street Journal: Global tech companies want China to delay cybersecurity law, claiming unfair targeting

BEIJING—Trade groups representing U.S., European and Asian companies called on China to delay a cybersecurity law set to go into force June 1, saying it could discriminate against foreign businesses.

The law, adopted late last year, sets up a committee to conduct security reviews of technology products supplied to the Chinese government and critical industries. Its requirements on matters such as technology disclosure and encryption could give local companies a competitive edge, the groups said in a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

“Our concerns encompass enormously consequential issues for China’s economy, its relations with economic and commercial partners, and the global economy,” said the letter, dated Monday and signed by 54 trade groups including the U.S.

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