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The draft version of the law required that all foreign NGOs register with the police and banned them from engaging in activities which endanger China's "national unity" or "public order and morality."
President Xi Jinping's administration has tightened control over almost every aspect of civil society since 2012, citing the need to buttress national security and stability.
Western governments fear China will use its new anti-terror law to deepen its persecution of dissidents and minorities — but China says double standards are at play.
Beijing's Ministry of Culture has demanded that music services implement self-censorship to check their catalogs for deviant messages from 2016. Ironically, such moves often spectacularly backfire.