In Chinese airports, electronic devices may be searched by authorities

Could a passenger’s phone and computer be inspected by national security agents as soon as their owner lands at a Chinese airport? This is a concern that is growing on the Internet, following a revelation of Radio Free Asia (RFA).

“(Chinese) national security personnel will conduct random inspections of personal communications equipment starting in July,” writes the site funded by the US Congress. According to the media, this practice is already applied to airport customs in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. Several witnesses, cited by RFA, claim to have seen the phones of several tourists examined by Chinese agents.

The source of this turmoil is due to two new regulations announced by the Chinese Ministry of State Security on April 26, titled “provisions relating to procedures for implementing administrative law of state security organs” And “provisions r

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