China plans its first ‘free data port’ in Guangzhou as Beijing eyes total control over cross-border information flows

//China plans its first ‘free data port’ in Guangzhou as Beijing eyes total control over cross-border information flows

China plans its first ‘free data port’ in Guangzhou as Beijing eyes total control over cross-border information flows

China is building its first “free trade port for data” with an investment of 31.8 billion yuan (US$5 billion) in Nansha, Guangzhou city as part of the country’s efforts to build up controllable cross-border information flows, according to state media outlet Nanfang Daily on Friday.The Nansha International Data Free Trade Port, identified as a key digital infrastructure project by local and state governments last year, will be the country’s trial project for cross-border data transfer, powered…

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