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China encourages more use of mobile internet service

Updated: Jan 16,2017 9:42 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s central authority has issued a guideline on mobile internet service management, calling for more efforts to develop the sector in a healthy and orderly manner.

The guideline calls for increasing the use of mobile internet service in sectors including transport, tourism, education, medical service, and public security, to better serve the public.

It says that mobile internet service could play a big role in poverty relief, as it provides an efficient means to connect these regions with the outside world.

The guideline, issued by the general offices of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, also urges cultivating an orderly environment for development of mobile internet service.

“With rapidly evolving internet technology, threats and risks posed by mobile internet service are prominent and must be addressed,” according to the guideline.

China will crack down on criminal activities such as instigating overthrowing state power and inciting religious extremism through mobile internet service, it says, adding that promoting ethnic separatist ideology and instigating violence and terrorism will also be targeted.

In addition, more efforts will be made to investigate and punish those involved in defamation, telecom fraud, infringement and illegal sale of personal information, it says.

It urges regulating the order of competition and optimizing the environment for the development of mobile internet service to unleash energy for innovation and market potential.

It urges preventing and eliminating risks caused by the development of mobile internet service to ensure security of network data, technology and apps.

It says that market access rules of mobile internet service should be perfected and the upgrade of information infrastructure should be accelerated, urging efforts to make breakthroughs on core technologies.

The guideline urges making more efforts to strengthen intellectual property protection and boost international exchange and cooperation in this sector.

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