- Law provides basis for China to conduct anti-terror operations abroad, says Michael Clarke
- Legislation a source of concern for foreign technology companies
- It could also complicate relations with China's Muslim Uyghur minority
Michael Clarke is Associate Professor at the National Security College, Australian National University and is the author of Xinjiang and China's Rise in Central Asia -- A History (Routledge 2011). The views expressed here are solely his.
(CNN)China's sweeping new counter-terrorism legislation, which takes effect in January, may constitute a Patriot Act-like moment for the country.