MIIT issued the Circular on Further Clearing Up and Regulating the Internet Access Service Market (“Circular”) on 10 May 2018.

The Circular targets the illegal establishment of communication networks, illegal operation of telecom services, and illegal operation of cross border data transfer. The Circular require internet access service operators, data centre operators and basic telecom service operators to take necessary technical and management measures to monitor and prevent activities involving illegal operations or the unlawful usage of the internet. Meanwhile, they need to follow the policy of "speeding up the internet and reducing fees” to ensure that the internet can meet the demands of various enterprises and customers.

Please click here to read the full text (Chinese only) of the Circular.