China Sets up State Monitoring Agency With Sweeping Powers to Detain

China's parliament passed a law to replace an internal party disciplinary regime, sparking concerns of rights abuses.

(RFA) - The law passed by the National People's Congress (NPC) will set up nationwide supervisory commissions to monitor the conduct of staff in the ruling Chinese Communist Party, People's Congresses, government departments, judicial agencies, state-owned enterprises, and government-backed institutions, including state schools and higher education [...] The commissions will be set up at the national, provincial, and local level, and have the power to question witnesses, interrogate suspects, search properties, freeze bank accounts, and seize suspicious assets.

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