China ratifies U.N. treaty against terrorism financing

China ratifies U.N. treaty against terrorism financing
China ratifies U.N. treaty against terrorism financing

China said Tuesday its parliament has ratified a U.N. treaty aimed at halting the flow of cash to terrorists. The International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism makes it a crime to provide or collect funds for money to be used for terrorist attacks.

It was ratified in China on Tuesday by the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The treaty was adopted by the United Nations on Dec. 9, 1999 and took effect on April 2, 2004, after it was signed by more than 130 countries and ratified by 26, four more than the minimum of 22 needed for the convention to enter into force, reports the AP.

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