Armed Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mall in Sanlitun on Christmas Eve in Beijing. Photo: EPA Armed Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mall in Sanlitun on Christmas Eve in Beijing. Photo: EPA
Armed Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mall in Sanlitun on Christmas Eve in Beijing. Photo: EPA

China passes landmark law to battle terrorism at home and overseas

NPC Standing Committee approves China’s first counterterrorism legislation despite concerns about freedom of expression and intellectual property rights

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Armed Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mall in Sanlitun on Christmas Eve in Beijing. Photo: EPA Armed Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mall in Sanlitun on Christmas Eve in Beijing. Photo: EPA
Armed Chinese paramilitary police stand guard outside a shopping mall in Sanlitun on Christmas Eve in Beijing. Photo: EPA
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