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Draft Law Expands Chinese Police Discretion on Gun Use

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Proposed changes to China’s policing law would grant officers greater discretionary power to use firearms in cases involving public and national security, a step that some activists contend could diminish human rights protections.   China last week published draft amendments to its Police Law of 1995. A notice on the Chinese Public Security Bureau’s website said public comment would be accepted through December. One amendment, Article 31, proposes that police be allowed to use...

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