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China Passes Controversial National Security Law

China's parliament has adopted a sweeping new national security law that critics say will further enshrine and expand the country's suppression of political dissent. The largely ceremonial National People's Congress passed the bill Wednesday with 144 yes votes and one abstention, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The law allows authorities to "take all necessary" measures to safeguard territorial sovereignty and ensure full control over the...

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