Chinese lawmakers tackle threat of espionage

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The 12th National People’s Congress Standing Committee is continuing its tenth meeting in Beijing. The seven-day session will focus on legal issues including draft amendments to a number of laws and regulations.

On Saturday, lawmakers discussed renaming the National Security Law, which may be amended with more provisions to combat espionage. CCTV’s Hou Na reports.

A bill submitted for a first reading at the bi-monthly session of the China’s NPC Standing Committee suggests changing the name of the National Security Law to the Counter-espionage Law.

The current law mainly regulates the work of the country’s national security agencies, whose major duty is counter-espionage work.

The bill will be put to vote at the end of the session on Sunday.

Lawmakers tackle threat of espionage

Lawmakers tackle threat of espionage

On Saturday, lawmakers discussed renaming the National Security Law, which may be amended with more provisions to combat espionage. CCTV’s Hou Na reports.