The authorities cracking down on espionage in China expressed the view that even foreign companies will be subject to crackdowns on weather data in China over the revised "Anti-Espionage Law". The authorities say that this law "will not affect the legitimate management of foreign companies in any way," but the sense of vigilance of foreign companies is rather increasing.
The Ministry of State Security, which cracks down on espionage in China, explained on Chinese social media for two days until the 7th that it was cracking down on the revised "Anti-Espionage Law" that came into effect in July.
In it, he said, "Recently, we discovered that weather data was illegally provided overseas at hundreds of weather stations across the country, and we immediately took action," and expressed the view that even foreign companies will be subject to crackdowns on weather data in China.
On the other hand, he emphasized that "there will be no impact on the legitimate investment or management of foreign companies in China," and repeatedly insisted that the authority of the authorities in law enforcement is clearly defined and that "there is no arbitrary restraint."
It seems that the aim is to dispel the concerns of foreign companies and attract investment, which is on a downward trend, but the sense of caution of foreign companies is increasing in the form of an expansion of the definition of espionage while remaining ambiguous.