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China drafting new anti-terrorism law

[JURIST] A senior Chinese government official said Thursday that China is drafting a new anti-terrorism law [CRI report]. Zhao Yongchen, deputy director of the counterterrorism bureau of the Ministry of Public Security [official website in Chinese], said the top terrorist threat facing China was from the East Turkistan Islamic Movement [Wikipedia backgrounder], a separatist group considered terroristic by both China and the US. The US government has previously expressed concern about China's anti-terrorism policies, fearing that they may be used as justification for oppression [CNN report]. Xinhua has more.

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