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Terrorists to be named, assets seized

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A list of terrorists and their organizations will be published and their assets in the country will be frozen, said a draft decision made by the State Council, marking a step forward on the nation's effort to crack down on terrorism.

According to the draft, terrorist activity refers to behavior aimed at generating social panic, intimidating State agencies or international organizations, and that has caused or intended to result in casualties, major economic loss, damage to public facilities or social disorder through violence, destruction, threats or other means.

Meanwhile, stirring up, funding or assisting these activities are also considered terrorist activities.

It defines an individual terrorist as a person who organizes, masterminds or carries out such activities and those who participate in a terrorist organization.

The draft has been submitted for review to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature.

"The lack of a clear definition of terrorist activities, terrorist organizations and their participants has directly hindered the work of cracking down on terrorist activities and the control of the involved assets," Yang Huanning, vice-minister of public security, told a bimonthly meeting of the NPC Standing Committee, which opened on Monday.

"It has also affected international anti-terrorist cooperation."

The draft decision allows the country's anti-terrorism authority to identify terrorist organizations and terrorists, and the Ministry of Public Security will make public their names and freeze their assets.

The draft also entitles the People's Liberation Army, the Armed Police as well as the militia to prevent and eliminate terrorist activities.

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Terrorists to be named, assets seized

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Terrorists to be named, assets seized

Lee Hannon is Chief Editor at China Daily with 15-years experience in print and broadcast journalism. Born in England, Lee has traveled extensively around the world as a journalist including four years as a senior editor in Los Angeles. He now lives in Beijing and is happy to move to China and join the China Daily team.