Posts Tagged "anti-terrorism"


March 2, 2016 (The Standard) — The United States, Canada, Germany, Japan and the European Union have written to China to express concern over three new or planned laws, including one on counterterrorism, in a rare joint attempt to pressure Beijing into taking their objections seriously.┬áThe US, Canadian, German and Japanese ambassadors signed a letter addressed to State Councillor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun,...

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December 28, 2015 (Reuters) — China has passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law that requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security “backdoors” as initially planned, and allows the military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations. Chinese officials say their country faces a growing threat from militants and separatists, especially in its unruly Western region of...

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Jan. 21, 2015 (South China Morning Post): The US-based Human Rights Watch is urging China to revise draft legislation aimed at combating terrorism, saying it was “little more than a licence to commit human rights abuses.” The draft law was made public for consultation last November and would establish a new counter-terrorism body that would have the power to designate organisations and their members as terrorists without...

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