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Xinhua: Stipulating Special Measures in the Newly Approved National Defense Mobilization Law

According to Xinhua, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, China’s top legislature, approved the National Defense Mobilization Law on February 26, 2010. The law specifies the following special measures, which should be implemented once the government decides to execute its national defense mobilization:

1) Take control of finance, transportation, postal services, telecommunications, journalism, publications, radio, film and television, the information network, energy, the water supply, medicine and health, food and food supplies, commerce, trade and other industries;
2) Restrict people’s activities in scope, timing, and methods as well as materials and vehicles in and out of the region;
3) Implement special work systems in state units, social organizations, enterprises and institutions;
4) Provide different kinds of transportation to security forces first;
5) Take any other special measures as needed.

Source: Xinhua, February 26, 2010