Senior CPC official stresses safeguarding national cybersecurity

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-19 20:33:45|Editor: ZX
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CHENGDU, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official on Wednesday stressed establishing accurate thinking on cybersecurity as well as safeguarding national cybersecurity and the public's legitimate rights and interests.

Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks when he addressed attendees at the opening ceremony of the 2018 China Cybersecurity Week in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

It is fundamental to enhance the public awareness of cybersecurity and train talents in the field, Huang said, calling for expanding publicity, education and training concerning cybersecurity.

"Protection of key information infrastructure is the top priority and the Cybersecurity Law should be implemented earnestly," said Huang.

Huang noted strengthened data security and protection of personal information as a key task. He also called for more innovation and reforms to meet cybersecurity challenges.

China officially initiated the first China Cybersecurity Week in 2014. The theme of the publicity week on internet security this year centers on "cybersecurity for the people and cybersecurity through the people."

From Sept. 17 to 23, major events including the cybersecurity exhibition and cybersecurity technology summit will be held.