China Introduces First Counter-Terrorism Law

China Introduces First Counter-Terrorism Law
Dec 29, 2015 By

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China has introduced its first counter-terrorism law. The “People’s Republic of China Anti-Terrorism Act” was approved by lawmakers at the end of a week-long National People’s Congress session on December 27, and signed by President Xi Jinping. The law will come into effect on January 1, 2016.

The full text of the new law was published by Xinhua. The act deals with a number of aspects of counter-terrorism including personnel and organization identification, intelligence, investigation, international cooperation, safeguarding measures, and legal provisions.

The law also provided a clear definition of terrorists as those who, “create social panic through violence, destruction, intimidation and other means, endanger public safety, violate personal property or coerce state organs in order to achieve their political and ideological purposes.”


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Way better than Europe or the US's handling of terrorism.

Dec 30, 2015 13:13 Report Abuse



"The law will come into effect on the 1st January 2006" are you sure?

Dec 30, 2015 09:53 Report Abuse



does that mean violence, destruction, intimidation and endangerment of public safety are okay as long as they don't cause social panic or force change in politics or ideology?

Dec 30, 2015 04:45 Report Abuse



How long before your local EC is named as an illegal organisation?

Dec 29, 2015 22:02 Report Abuse