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On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the Cybersecurity Law. Along with it, on December 27, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released its National Cybersecurity Strategy. On February 4th, the National Cyber Security Review Regulation Draft, one of several supporting implementation measures of the Cybersecurity law, was issued for public comment. And moreover, on March 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Internet Information Office jointly released the International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace. Between now and the June 1 implementation date of the Cybersecurity Law, more high level strategic guidelines and specific implementation measures will be rolled out that can have a significant impact on your business.

Cybersecurity is not just a technology issue that affects a narrow range of ICT companies, rather it is a critical business concern that affects all businesses which rely on ICT technology and especially those with data in China. The Cybersecurity Law demonstrates the Chinese government’s awareness of the complex challenges that the rapidly changing ICT sector faces, as well as the government’s desire to regulate cyberspace according to the rule of law.

The law establishes a comprehensive regulatory regime for cyber security, formalizes legal responsibilities for “network operators” and “network service providers,” and develops regulatory supervision in a systematic way. The law will regulate all network services and activities within China, including construction, operation, maintenance, and usage of networks. Accordingly, many American companies have concerns regarding data localization requirements and the restriction of cross-border data flows, security reviews and specifications for ICT products and services, and overly broad requirements to share data and provide technical support and assistance to law enforcement agencies when requested.

Please join us for an event featuring keynote speakers and a panel discussion from experts with a diverse set of perspectives on the Cybersecurity Law and its impact. These industry leaders will provide implementation detail, American and Chinese business perspectives, academic perspectives as well as legal and compliance perspectives.


2 PM - 2:30 PM
Registration and Networking
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Brief introduction to the Cybersecurity Law, recent implementation guidelines, priority areas and how implementation might unfold going forward
2:40 PM - 3 PM
American Business Perspectives - Amazon Web Services
3 PM - 3:20 PM
Chinese Business Perspectives - Alibaba Group
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Academic Perspective on the Cybersecurity Law
3:40 PM - 4 PM
Legal and Compliance Perspective on the Cybersecurity Law
4 PM - 4:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5 PM
Audience Q&A


  • Wei Ding (Senior Director of Oracle (China) Software Systems Co., Ltd.)

    Wei Ding

    Senior Director of Oracle (China) Software Systems Co., Ltd.

    Dr. Ding Wei, PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, is currently employed with Oracle China as Senior Director of Standards Strategy and Policy. Dr. Ding directs standardization and policy strategy for the business interests of Oracle China. Prior to this position in Oracle, he was working for Intel (China) Co. Ltd as Standardization Specialist, and previously, he acted as the Standards Strategy Manager in Sun Microsystems, where he managed Sun’s standardization strategies, activities, and portfolio in China.

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  • Yanqing Hong (Director of Personal Information Security (PIS) Standard)

    Yanqing Hong

    Director of Personal Information Security (PIS) Standard

    Dr. Hong holds a Doctorate of Judicial Science from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His research focueses on legal issues associated with data protection and cybersecurity.

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  • Joanna Mao (Deputy Director of United States Information Technology Office (USITO))

    Joanna Mao

    Deputy Director of United States Information Technology Office (USITO)


    Joanna Mao joined the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in September 2015 serving as its Deputy Managing Director. Prior to that, Joanna was employed with Lenovo, Intel, A.P. Muller. Maersk, Microsoft and Ogilvy & Mather. She has 17 years of marketing, communication and partner management experience in the information technology sector, and while serving as spokeswoman, oversaw government affairs in North Asia. Joanna was once in investment banking, providing counseling for Chinese companies seeking overseas listings while serving for ING Baring.

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  • Lester Ross (Partner at Wilmer Hale)

    Lester Ross

    Partner at Wilmer Hale

    As Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China (AmCham China) and Chair of its Policy Committee and Insurance Forum, Les Ross is a longstanding leader of the American business and legal communities in China and in frequent contact with government officials and other stakeholders.

    Mr. Ross concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters and has experience in a broad range of industries. He has represented both foreign and local companies and has particular experience advising foreign companies on competition law and regulatory compliance in China.

    Mr. Ross represents foreign companies in their strategic expansion in China through direct investments and mergers and acquisitions in industries ranging alphabetically from agriculture to water services. He also has extensive experience representing foreign banks and corporations, including Chinese entities, in their strategic expansion in the United States, particularly focusing on M&A and regulatory clearances and compliance. He has also represented clients in trade, dispute resolution and regulatory matters in China.

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  • Shaobin Wang (Chief Information Security Advisor at Amazon Web Services)

    Shaobin Wang

    Chief Information Security Advisor at Amazon Web Services

    Dr. Shaobin Wang, Chief Information Security Advisor, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Greater China Region, Co-Chair of Cyber Security Group in USITO(United States Information Technology Office), supervisor of postgraduate in information security department of Beijing University.

    He has over 20 years’ experiences in security technology and academic research. He worked as Postdoctoral in State key laboratory of information security of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also worked as the Co-Chair of TCG GCRF (Trusted Computing Group, Greater China Regional Forum), and Intel Senior Security Specialist, etc. He has published sixteen invention patents, sixteen academic papers and two professional books.

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  • Gu Wei (Deputy Director of Alibaba Group, Legal Research Department)

    Gu Wei

    Deputy Director of Alibaba Group, Legal Research Department

    Gu Wei is the Deputy Director of Alibaba Group Legal Research Center, where he is responsible for information security research and legal risk compliance. He also holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

    He has written and contributed to several publications on the Cybersecurity Law including: "Comparative research protection of Critical Information Infrastructure in the United States and China." "Online e-government," "Key Information Infrastructure Protection System,” "International Security and Communication Confidentiality," "Research on Legal Procedures for Access to Electronic Data by American Government Agencies," "Information Security and Communication," "Information Security and Communication," “American Network Security Review Mechanism and Impact,” and “Information Security and Confidentiality” among others.

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