Dan Harris in Wall Street Journal

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The revised legislation expands protected information to include all “documents, data, materials or items related to national security” from simply “state secrets and intelligence” beforehand. It didn’t elaborate on what sort of materials would fall within the scope of these revised provisions.

“The key terms are not defined and are so vague,” said Dan Harris, partner at Harris Sliwoski, a law firm that advises on investments in China. “The old law basically covered state secrets and now it covers national interests.”