Major powers team up to tell China of concerns over new laws

The United States, Canada, Germany, Japan and the European Union have written to China to express concern over three new or planned laws, including one on counter terrorism, in a rare joint bid to pressure Beijing into taking their objections seriously.

The US, Canadian, German and Japanese ambassadors signed a letter dated January 27 addressed to State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, voicing unease about the new counter terrorism law, the draft cyber security law, and a draft law on management of foreign non-governmental.

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