China specifies new prosecution standards for financing terror activities

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): China has laid down new prosecution standards for the crime of financing terrorism in a regulation by the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the Ministry of Public Security.

It stipulates prosecution standards for a total of 86 economic offences.

According to Xinhua news agency, the regulation defined "financing" as offering monetary or in kind assistance to terrorists, or providing venues for terrorist activities.

Huang Jingping, law professor at Renmin University, said the new regulation is a judicial interpretation, further specifying crimes related to terror financing and drawing a clear-cut line between criminal and non-criminal acts, the report said.

The financing of terrorism was criminalized in 2001 with penalties of up to five years imprisonment, fines and confiscation of property. (ANI)

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