Remarks of the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands on Dutch media’s report of so-called concerns over athlete information security during the Beijing Winter Olympics

According to recent Dutch media report, for fear of surveillance, Dutch athletes participating in the Beijing Winter Olympics are advised to only take clean phone and laptops to Beijing. What’s your comment?

The fear is totally groundless. China is firmly against cyber espionage in any forms, including massive surveillance, and is for the network and information security. In recent years, China has put in place various laws including Cybersecurity Law, Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law etc. The privacy and information security of all Chinese citizens and foreign visitors to China are all well protected according to law. China is fully confident to stage a streamlined, safe and splendid Winter Olympic Games.