China's National People's Congress (NPC) is reviewing nine draft laws, law amendments and revisions, including a new one on Internet management.
At the NPC's bimonthly session, lawmakers will decide whether to approve a draft decision drawn up by the NPC Standing Committee to strengthen Internet information protection.
The long-awaited move has been widely hailed by Internet and telecom experts and online commentators. It comes amid China's efforts to protect citizens' personal information from illegal and unauthorized use. Information-related crimes, such as fraud, libel and personal data theft, have grown increasingly common.
(CNTV.cn, December 24, 2012)