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China Bolsters Counter-Espionage Laws to Prevent People From Leaving

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NBC reports that China is barring
more people from leaving the country,
including foreign executives.
According to a report by the rights group
Safeguard Defenders, exit bans have been
imposed on both Chinese citizens and foreigners. .
An analysis by Reuters found
a surge in court cases related
to travel bans in recent years.
NBC reports that foreign business
lobbies have also voiced concerns
about this alarming trend.
Since Xi Jinping took power
in 2012, China has expanded
the legal landscape for exit bans
and increasingly used them,
sometimes outside legal justification, Safeguard Defenders report, via NBC.
Since Xi Jinping took power
in 2012, China has expanded
the legal landscape for exit bans
and increasingly used them,
sometimes outside legal justification, Safeguard Defenders report, via NBC.
Between 2018 and July of this year,
no less than five new or amended
(Chinese) laws provide for the use
of exit bans, for a total today of 15 laws, Laura Harth, Campaign Director at Safeguard Defenders, via NBC.
The Safeguard Defenders cite a 2022
academic paper that found 128 cases of exit bans
placed on foreigners between 1995 and 2019. .
The Safeguard Defenders cite a 2022
academic paper that found 128 cases of exit bans
placed on foreigners between 1995 and 2019. .
NBC reports that the list
of foreigners included
29 Americans and 44 Canadians.
The news comes despite China's claim that it has
reopened to overseas investment and travel after lifting
some of the world's strictest COVID restrictions.
The news comes despite China's claim that it has
reopened to overseas investment and travel after lifting
some of the world's strictest COVID restrictions.
NBC reports that China has broadened its
counter-espionage laws, which now allow authorities
to impose bans on anyone currently under investigation
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