China discusses a new law that will crack down on charities even further; the law, without delineating details, would forbid charitable groups from threatening national security.

"A new law on charities in China being discussed at this year's parliamentary session would ban aid groups from sponsoring activities that threaten national security, a summary of the draft of the legislation released on Wednesday shows.

"While such activity would almost certainly already be illegal under various laws, the specific mention of national security in the law regulating charities could give authorities greater latitude in taking action against them."--Reuters