Chinese President Leads Group on Cybersecurity

President Xi Jinping is presiding over a new working group on cybersecurity and information security, China announced, a sign that the Communist Party views the issue as one of the country’s most pressing strategic concerns. The government said Mr. Xi and two other senior leaders, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Liu Yunshan, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, would help draft national strategies and develop major policies in a field that might include protecting national secrets and developing cyberdefenses, among other goals.