China Strengthens Land Border Protection With New Law

China Strengthens Land Border Protection With New Law

Andrew H. Sweet

For the first time the People's Republic of China, founded 72 years ago, has a dedicated law specifying how it governs and guards its 22,000-km (14,000-mile) land border shared with 14 countries, including former superpower Russia and nuclear-capable North Korea.

Chinese military and military police - the People's Liberation Army and the People's Armed Police Force - are responsible for guarding the border against an "invasion, encroachment, infiltration, provocation."

The law stipulates that China can close its border if a war or other armed conflict nearby threatens border security.

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