China Adopts First Counter-Terrorism Law

December 27, 2015 10:03 AM

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China Adopts First Counter-Terrorism Law

Beijing: China adopted its first counter-terrorism law today after early drafts of the bill attracted strong criticism for provisions that may tighten media controls and threaten the intellectual property of foreign firms.

The legislation comes as Beijing wages a hard-hitting campaign to stamp out ethnic violence in its Xinjiang region and tries to tighten control over political dissent online and on the ground.

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