World and Nation
China approves security law emphasizing counterespionage
BEIJING — President Xi Jinping of China has signed a new Counterespionage Law, replacing the 1993 National Security Law with an updated set of rules that will more closely target foreign spies and Chinese individuals and organizations who collaborate with them.
China limits spread of Hong Kong news
BEIJING — Chinese officials moved quickly to control news reports of the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in Hong Kong over the weekend and by Sunday night had turned into the largest street clashes in decades between civilians and the territory’s police force.