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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:06am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... of the committee. "Similar committees of overseas nations focus more on external and diplomatic affairs, but for China, the internal situation will be given more weight," Jian said. Xu Guangyu, a retired PLA major general, said counter-terrorism would be a major issue for the committee to tackle, as domestic terrorist attacks posed a serious threat to the public. Chen Jiping of the China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483352/chinas-national-security-commission-holds-its-first-meeting
  2. News - World - SECURITY

    Snowden 'a thief helped by Russia', says head of US House committee

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:48am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Head of US intelligence committee says NSA leaker may have collaborated with Moscow before ending up in 'loving arms' of Putin Snowden 'a thief who was aided by Russia' The chairman of the powerful US House Intelligence Committee has condemned former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden as a "thief" and claimed he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1409530/snowden-thief-helped-russia-says-head-us-house-committee
  3. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Mainland Chinese legislation 'no substitute' for Article 23

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... a suggestion by mainland scholar and Basic Law Committee member Professor Rao Geping that the State Security Law could be temporarily enforced in Hong Kong if the special administrative region delayed its own legislation. An attempt to implement Article 23 was withdrawn in 2003 after massive protests. Chen, who also sits on the Basic Law Committee, said adopting the mainland law went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472125/mainland-chinese-legislation-no-substitute-article-23
  4. News - World - SECURITY

    Edward Snowden reporters Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras back in US

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Snowden reporters, back in US, hail their source Two reporters central to revealing the massive US government surveillance effort returned to the United States for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras became a story of their own amid speculation they could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1479276/edward-snowden-reporters-glenn-greenwald-laura-poitras-back-us
  5. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... of "emergency". Alan Hoo, chairman of the Basic Law Institute, an NGO, also warned that Occupy Central could be just such a trigger. He called on Hongkongers not to demonise Article 23 ... the SAR government's control, central authorities may issue an order applying relevant national laws. Speaking on Commercial Radio, he said the mainland academics could be worried about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468961/call-impose-national-security-laws-hong-kong-worrying
  6. News - World - SECURITY

    US data smuggled by Snowden is 'in Russian hands', say US lawmakers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee said. “A lot of that information benefits the Russians. There’s also information in there we believe benefits the Chinese military ... the influence of Russian intelligence services. The committee’s top Democrat, Charles “Dutch” Ruppersberger, agreed with the theory that Russian agents were now sifting through an extraordinary data ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458201/us-data-smuggled-snowden-russian-hands-say-us-lawmakers
  7. News - China - SECURITY

    New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Teddy Ng

    ... the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), have called on the central government to enact anti-terrorism laws during their annual meetings in Beijing. They have been given ... complicated. Amendments to legislation introduced in 2001 raised the maximum penalty for organising and leading terrorist attacks from 10 years in prison to life. The NPC Standing Committee in 2011 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447369/new-anti-terror-laws-must-protect-human-right-say-legal-experts
  8. News - China - SECURITY

    Police to boost armed patrols across urban centres, state media says

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Police to boost armed patrols across cities Police will increase armed patrols, especially in densely populated areas like urban centres and transport hubs, in a drive to crack down on violent crime, state news reported yesterday. The central government has been alarmed by a series of incidents in recent months, including a knife attack at a train station ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1450168/police-boost-armed-patrols-across-urban-centres-state-media-says
  9. News - Asia - SECURITY

    US House committee backs the pivot to Asia

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 09:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US House committee backs the pivot to Asia US lawmakers have voiced bipartisan support for the Obama administration's strategic pivot to Asia but stressed the need for partner nations to strengthen their own military capabilities and to contribute more to their own defence. Members of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1343896/us-house-committee-backs-pivot-asia
  10. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Government urged to boost junior ICAC salaries to police levels

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Lana Lam

    ... is not flexible". Salaries for both bodies, as well as the fire service, customs and correctional services are set by the government's standing committee on disciplined services salaries and based ... talent." She said "the attractiveness of a particular job is affected by various factors". In 2008, the committee on disciplined services pay recommended that ICAC officers get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443822/government-urged-boost-junior-icac-salaries-police-levels

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