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Taiwan tensions

China to update espionage law with eye on Taiwan

Xi seeks to crack down on foreign involvement in unification issue

China's rubber-stamp National People's Congress convened for a session on Dec. 27.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's parliament began deliberating an amendment to the country's counterespionage law on Tuesday as President Xi Jinping seeks tighter control over any opposition to unification with Taiwan.

The debate is scheduled to last until Friday. The National People's Congress could pass the amendment, which has yet to be released publicly, as early as the first half of 2023.

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