China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

BEIJING - China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after US President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments.
China's proposals, which would require tech firms to provide encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement access for counter-terrorism investigations, drew criticism from Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would have to change the draft law if it were "to do business with the United States."
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