BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature on Monday reviewed for the first time a draft revision to the Law on Guarding State Secrets, underlining the cutoff of Internet or other public network access to the country's confidential information.
The draft revision was submitted to the ninth session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberation. It had been discussed and passed in April at an executive meeting of the State Council, the Cabinet.
The revision added issues including taking technical measures to protect the network containing secrets and to insulate computers or other storage devices containing secret information from public connections.
The session will also discuss a draft law that outlines the land rights of the nation's farmers, a draft revision to the Law on Statistics, the amendments to the Law on State Compensation, and legislation on diplomatic agents and island protection.