China's military is expected to expand its offshore presence with the passage yesterday of a wide-ranging new national security law that highlights the country's need to protect its "overseas interests".
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Beijing passes sweeping national security law, but legislation ‘will not be directly implemented in Hong Kong’
China’s legislature on Wednesday passed a sweeping and controversial national security law that covers a wide range of state interests including its military actions overseas, but stokes fears of greater limits on citizens’ freedom.