The Chinese government has vehemently refuted recent claims suggesting that it has implemented a ban on the use of foreign smartphone brands, including the immensely popular iPhone, by government officials during the course of their official duties.
This formal denial follows the emergence of concerns triggered by directives issued by various governmental bodies, instructing their personnel to abstain from using iPhones or any smartphones manufactured abroad while carrying out official fieldwork.
Mao Ning, the spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has underscored that, as of the current moment, there exists no established legislation, official policy, or regulatory framework that expressly prohibits the acquisition or utilization of foreign-branded mobile devices. The sole exception mentioned pertains to recent data security issues raised within China.
The Chinese government has reiterated its unwavering commitment to upholding information and cyber security, with a pledge to treat both domestic and international companies with equal regard. Additionally, it has placed expectations upon all technology firms, particularly those involved in mobile phone manufacturing, to rigorously adhere to regulations governing the management and security of user data and information.