Minister of State Security Geng Huichang said counter-espionage agencies faced new challenges and needed stronger legislative support. Earlier this month, China detained two Canadians Kevin and Julia Dawn Garratt on suspicion of spying. Photos: SCMP

Spy challenges prompt China security law revamp

Legislative overhaul proposed to punish foreign espionage and expand investigators' powers

Minister of State Security Geng Huichang said counter-espionage agencies faced new challenges and needed stronger legislative support. Earlier this month, China detained two Canadians Kevin and Julia Dawn Garratt on suspicion of spying. Photos: SCMP
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