China Criticised over Secret Laws – BBC

China’s state secret laws are “complex and opaque” and reinforce the rule of the Communist Party, a report published by Human Rights in China says. From BBC:

Extensive restrictions not only affect the rights of ordinary people, but also have an impact on businesses and global policymakers, according to the report…

The rights group report, entitled State Secrets: China’s Legal Labyrinth, said information is currently closely guarded in China…

The rights group said China’s National Administration for the Protection of State Secrets can classify any information it desires as secret – even if it has already been made public.

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See also “Group Calls on China to Define ‘State Secret’” from the Los Angeles Times, and “Regulations On State Secrets Available Online” from CDT.

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