Background Info

The first draft of the Cybersecurity Law was released in July 2015. On July 5, 2016, China’s National People’s Congress (“NPC”) published a revision of the Cybersecurity Law for public comment. The revised draft contains several significant changes, but many of the provisions from the first draft that raised concerns among multinational companies, especially those in the tech sector, remain. The new Cybersecurity Law means strict new rules for foreign companies doing business in China and has the potential to discriminate against foreign technologies in favor of domestic industry.


What and who it effects:

  • Network product and service providers, operators*: These companies are now required to censor any information deemed ‘critical’ or ‘banned’ and demand real name registration for any user of services like instant messaging.
  • All personal information for citizens in China and any business data deemed ‘important’ must be stored on storage devices inside mainland China. The terms are vague enough to apply to a wide variety industries and a wide range of data. Any data transmitted outside of China by any entity must first be reviewed and approved.
  • All network transmissions must be monitored and “network security incidents” are required to be reported. The company, service provider, or operator is then required to give “technical support” to help in an investigation. This support may result in authorities accessing internal or external communications, etc.
  • The new law also states that no individual will be allowed to use the Internet to endanger national security, promote terrorism, spread false information to disturb the economic order, etc.  This regulation is very open-ended and may be interpreted to fit a multitude of situations.


Click here for a summary of China’s new Cybersecurity Law and Critical Information Infrastructure


Click here for a complete translation of China’s new Cybersecurity Law by the American Chamber of Commerce – China


The primary challenge issued by the new Cybersecurity Law is the requirement that data be stored in mainland ChinaIT infrastructure outside of mainland China. Building a redundant IT infrastructure in China feasible to “move everything to China.”


If this is your dilemma, CDS has the solution. We can provide easy to deploy, low impact, and fully legitimate solutions. See below or  contact us for details.

CDS Solutions:

Premium Internet Routing (PIR)

Recommended for e-Commerce, Online Education, Market Testing, Gaming or Video Market Research

PIR is the solution for the customer who needs fast, secure connectivity to China, without hosting in China.  CDS PIR is the ideal way to test market response without a large commitment or time or money.

ICP Registration Number:   Not required

Recommended For: e-Commerce, Online Education, Gaming and Video Market Research



Recommended for all industries

For international companies with one or more offices in China that require Internet access to sites blocked by the GFW such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ICP Registration Number:     Not Required 



Recommended for International Enterprise, Developers – Gaming, Mobile, & App

V-IEPL is the answer for customers needing fast, secure, point-to-point connectivity to mainland China. Perfect for developers, V-IEPL requires local representation in China, but no ICP Registration Number. Like VPN, CDS’ V-IEPL offers fast, reliable connectivity from anywhere in the world to mainland China.

ICP Registration Number:    Not required
However, a local representative with a local address and a phone number is required.


Mirror Hosting

Recommended for e-Commerce and International Enterprise

When staying connected is critical; Mirror Hosting is the answer.  For the customer who needs both dynamic and static caching, Mirror Hosting provides a secure, reliable connection to mainland China with PLTs of <3 seconds. No redesign of websites, or loss of connectivity to 3rd party support systems such as CRMs and completely compatible with Google fonts and analytics.

ICP Registration Number:    Required
To apply for registration, each company must have a local representative with a local address and a phone number.


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