China passes a new law, coinciding with the development of events on its borders


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Yesterday, Saturday, China passed a law to enhance the security of its land borders, amid a long-standing confrontation with India, and concern that it will be affected by the consequences of the “Taliban” control of power in Afghanistan and that the Corona virus will be transmitted to it from Southeast Asia.

The Land Border Law will not necessarily change how border security is handled when it comes into effect on January 1, but it does reflect China’s growing confidence in its ability to manage its borders.

China is closely watching what is happening in neighboring Afghanistan, where the Taliban returned to power in August, to prevent the possibility of refugees or Islamist extremists flowing across the border to join the Muslim Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang province, according to “Reuters”.

Chinese soldiers have been in confrontation with Indian forces since April 2020 at the borders of the two countries in the Himalayas.

China is also making strenuous efforts to keep the Corona virus away from its borders, after illegal crossings this year from Myanmar and Vietnam contributed to an increase in cases in the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guangxi, respectively.

This is the first time that the 72-year-old People’s Republic of China has set aside a law specifying how to manage and protect its 22,000-km land border, which it shares with 14 countries, including former superpower Russia and nuclear-armed North Korea.


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