According to reports, China has adopted a new national security law the government says is needed in order to counter emerging threats. Critics of the new law say it may be used to eliminate dissent and exclude foreign investment.
The law loosely defines national security, and covers areas such as: government, sovereignty, national unity, economy, society, cyber and space interests.
The law is a series of proposed laws, including laws on counter-terrorism and the management of foreign nonprofit groups.
Rights advocates have criticized the law for vague provisions as well as lack of detail on what Beijing deems as offenses and what penalties would apply.