China Suspends Part of Counter-Terrorism Law

China has effectively put a hold on a draft counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over sensitive information to government officials, a senior U.S. official said. Tensions over cybersecurity and technology policy are a major irritant in U.S.-China relations and President Barack Obama said in an interview with Reuters on March 2 that he had raised concerns about the law directly with Chinese President Xi Jinping.