China Adopts New National Security Law

China Adopts New National Security Law

Critics have said the law might be used to eliminate dissent

According to reports, China has adopted a new national security law the government says is needed in order to counter emerging threats. Critics of the new law say it may be used to eliminate dissent and exclude foreign investment.

The law loosely defines national security, and covers areas such as: government, sovereignty, national unity, economy, society, cyber and space interests. 

The law is a series of proposed laws, including laws on counterterrorism and the management of foreign nonprofit groups.

Rights advocates have criticized the law for vague provisions as well as lack of detail on what Beijing deems as offenses and what penalties would apply.

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Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.

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