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National Administration of State Secrets Protection
Agency overview
Jurisdiction China
Parent agencyState Council
Office of the Central Secrecy Commission
Agency overview
Parent agencyCentral Secrecy Commission
National Administration of State Secrets Protection
Simplified Chinese国家保密局
Literal meaningState Secret-Protecting Bureau
Office of the Central Secrecy Commission
Simplified Chinese中央保密委员会办公室
Literal meaningCentral Secret-Protecting Commission Office

The National Administration of State Secret Protection (Chinese: 国家保密局; pinyin: Guójiā Bǎomì Jú) of the People's Republic of China is an institution of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that is responsible for the protection of classified information.[1] The name was translated as National Administration for the Protection of State Secrets.

It is also the Office of the Central Secrecy Commission (Chinese: 中央保密委员会办公室; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Bǎomì Wěiyuánhuì Bàngōngshì), a subordinate organization of the General Office of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.[2]


Main article: Classified information: People's Republic of China

The Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China (which is not operative in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao) makes it a crime to release a state secret. Under the 1989 "Law on Guarding State Secrets,"[3] state secrets are defined as those that concern:

  1. Major policy decisions on state affairs;
  2. The building of national defence and in the activities of the armed forces;
  3. Diplomatic activities and in activities related to foreign countries and those to be maintained as commitments to foreign countries;
  4. National economic and social development;
  5. Science and technology;
  6. Activities for preserving state security and the investigation of criminal offences; and
  7. Any other matters classified as "state secrets" by the national State Secrets Bureau.[2]

Secrets can be classified into one of three categories:


  1. ^ Richburg, Keith B. (5 July 2010). "China sentences American geologist to 8 years for stealing state secrets". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Translation per Human Rights in China (pdf), State Secrets: China's Legal Labyrinth Archived 2017-11-18 at the Wayback Machine, (2007).
  3. ^ Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, "Law on Guarding State Secrets Archived 2010-09-27 at the Wayback Machine" (中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法), promulgated 1988 and effective 1989.