Draft airspace lawto counter ter­ror­ism

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By ZHANG YI zhang_yi@chi­nadaily.com.cn

CANADA

A draft pro­posal for China’s first anti-ter­ror­ism law was re­viewed by law­mak­ers on Wed­nes­day and, if ap­proved, is likely to ac­cel­er­ate im­prove­ments in the man­age­ment of avi­a­tion airspace to guard against ter­ror­ist at­tacks.

The draft had al­ready un­der­gone a first read­ing by the Stand­ingCom­mit­tee of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress in

“It is a win-win co­op­er­a­tion for both sides,” said Yuan Zhan­ling, for­mer eco­nomic and com­mer­cial coun­selor of Oc­to­berthe Con­sulateat the Gen­eral com­mit­tee’sof the bi­month­lyPeo­ple’s Repub­lic ses­sion. of It Chi­nais cur­rently in Van­cou­ver.in the “The process ex­pan­sionof a sec­ond of UnionPay read­ing card­sat the will on­go­ing bring NPC more ses­sion. con­ve­nience for Chi­nese It busi­ness­peo­plede­fines ter­ror­ismto in­vest,and in­cludeswork and ar­ti­cleslive in Canada,”deal­ing with said the Yuan, man­age­ment“It will also of stim­u­latethe coun­try’s more airspace spend­ing to from re­duce Chi­ne­serisks and peo­ple pro­tect trav­el­ingthe public.in Canada.”

TheJ­eff draft­van Duyn­hoven,is ex­pected to pres­i­dent­pass af­ter of its TD third Mer­chant read­ing, Ser­vices,if cus­tom­ary said: “We pro­ce­dure­sare very are pleased­fol­lowed. to part­ner When with passed, UnionPay China’s to coun­tert­er­ror­ism­bring card ac­cep­tance ef­forts to will our mer­chants. Canada is a hugely popular des­ti­na­tion for Chi­nese vis­i­tors and we want to en­sure our mer­chants are en­abled to ac­cept their pay­ment method of choice.”

Since it en­tered Canada in 2009, UPI has been work­ing with Canadian part­ners to ex­pand the card ac­cep­tance across Canada.

UnionPay In­ter­na­tional and Moneris So­lu­tions Cor­po­ra­tion (Moneris), Canada’s largest credit and debit card pro­ces­sor, jointly an­nounced last Novem­ber that Union- be re­in­forced from a legal per­spec­tive, and avi­a­tion work prac­tices will be more tightly reg­u­lated.

“With more airspace open for air­craft, and with the devel­op­ment of drones, the com­mit­tee de­cided to in­tro­duce an ar­ti­cle re­quir­ing those de­part­ments re­spon­si­ble for airspace con­trol, civil avi­a­tion and public se­cu­rity to tighten their man­age­ment of airspace and air­craft, as well as avi­a­tion­ac­tiv­i­ties, to pre­vent air­craft from tar­geted,” the draft said.

It also sought to strike a bal­ance be­tween com­bat­ing ex­trem­ism and pro­tect­ing in­di­vid­ual rights. In par­tic­u­lar, se­cu­rity au­thor­i­ties’ ac­cess to cit­i­zens’ in­for­ma­tion via elec­tronic tech­nol­ogy would go through “strict ap­proval pro­ce­dures”. In­for­ma­tion ob­tained un­der the draft law could only be used for the pur­pose of coun­tert­er­ror­ism op­er­a­tions, the draft said.

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