28 January 2020

New security panel seen as a ‘small cabinet’, paper says

The State Security Committee (SSC), a new panel that was announced at the Communist Party Central Committee plenum last week, is basically like a “small cabinet” that is in charge of national security issues, 21st Century Business Herald reported Tuesday, citing an official from the Central Compilation & Translation Bureau. The SSC is more like a regular meeting system rather than a government department, bringing together the heads of government and party departments that are relevant to national security issues to coordinate actions and make strategic plans, the official said.

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