China builds legal Great Wall to protect national security: official

China has established a legal Great Wall to protect national security by instituting new laws as well as revisions to existing ones in this regard over the past 10 years, an official from the country’s top legislature said Monday.

“We have formulated or revised more than 20 laws directly related to national security since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in late 2012,” said Tong Weidong, an official with the Legislative Affairs Commission under the Assembly Standing Committee. national popular. , said at a press conference.

In addition to relevant administrative regulations issued by the State Council and its departments over the years, laws containing provisions directly related to national security have also been formulated.

“These legal provisions have resulted in a system of national security legislation suited to China’s strategic security environment,” Tong said.

A series of relevant laws have been enacted or revised over the past 10 years, including laws on national security, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, biosecurity, and nuclear safety.

Among them, the new national security law, enacted in 2015, plays a prominent, comprehensive and fundamental role in the national security law system, according to the official.

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