China’s Updated Espionage Legislation: A Massive Risk to Western Companies

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Today, April 26, China’s National People’s Congress approved amendments to the country’s espionage law—amendments that dramatically expand the definition of espionage. The amended legislation covers not just state secrets but all documents concerning national security—and it doesn’t define what constitutes national security. That, in combination with China’s willingness to weaponize globalization, makes it extremely dangerous for Western businesses to remain in China.

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