China Adopts First Anti-Terror Law in History

© AP Photo / Mark SchiefelbeinA Chinese paramilitary policeman, right, stands guard in front of the Great Hall of the People as a security officer walks past with a search dog before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing, Thursday, March 5, 2015
A Chinese paramilitary policeman, right, stands guard in front of the Great Hall of the People as a security officer walks past with a search dog before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing, Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Sputnik International
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National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously voted for the first counter-terrorism law in China's history.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Chinese lawmakers adopted the first counter-terrorism law in country's history, local media reported Sunday.

On Monday, the Chinese parliament started to review the anti-terrorism bill in the third reading, recommending to adopt it.

According to Xinhua news agency, National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee unanimously voted for the bill.

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Up to that moment there were no specific anti-terrorism law in China, however the related issues were considered in Chinese criminal law, criminal procedure law and emergency response laws.

The adopted legislation significantly strengthens the exchange of information between the Chinese authorities and security services and tightens cybersecurity measures, as well as transport checks and border controls.

Security measures have been stepped up all over the world after the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed.

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