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Tianjin asks government companies to move data from Alibaba, Tencent cloud documents

According to a document seen by Reuters, Tianjin, China, has asked municipal companies to move data from private companies such as Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings to state-sponsored cloud systems. bottom.

Promoted by Tianjin, a state-level city in a city south of Beijing with a population of about 14 million, it also strengthens control over how China stores and manages the vast amounts of data it collects. I will be hanged.

The Tianjin State Assets Supervision and Administration Committee (SASAC), which oversees local government-backed companies, said in an Aug. 12 document that it was following the instructions of the State Council, China’s cabinet.

It was not immediately clear whether other states had taken similar measures.

Companies hosting data on third-party managed cloud platforms, such as Huawei Technologies, Alibaba, and Tencent, will move to a government-operated cloud called “guoziyun” within two months, which translates as “state asset cloud”. must do it. The contract expired, the document said.

Tianjin SASAC, Huawei, Alibaba, and Tencent did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The document stated that all data had to be moved by September 30, 2022, adding that there was a “guoziyun” and that preparatory work would be completed by the end of August.

“As of today, not all businesses are required to sign new contracts with third-party cloud platforms or continue cloud resource leases,” the document reads.

(Reported by Beijing Newsroom, edited by David Holmes)

 

Tianjin asks government companies to move data from Alibaba, Tencent cloud documents