China prepares to update military export controls

07 August 2017

China is preparing to introduce a new export-control law to regulate its international transfers of nuclear, biological, chemical, military, and dual-use goods and services.

The Chinese government published the draft legislation for public comment earlier this year, with the deadline for feedback passing in July 2017. The proposed law is expected to be introduced to the National People's Congress for a first reading in 2018.

The draft law is said by legal analysts to represent a continuation of the Chinese government's efforts to strengthen national security, in light of a lack of updates to China's existing regulations over the past decade.

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