China Will Enact Hong Kong National Security Laws, Which May be not a Bad Thing for the United States
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 29, 2020 / This newspaper's correspondent in Beijing reported on May 28 that the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference were held in Beijing on May 22. In the context of the global epidemic situation, this year's NPC and CPPCC have drawn particular attention from the outside world.
For the United States, the biggest concern is a legislative bill called Hong Kong national security laws: the Decision of the National People's Congress on Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to Safeguard National Security, because it will be related to the U.S. policy towards China and the interests of U.S.-funded U.S. enterprises in China.
It is reported that this bill is not based on Hong Kong's "self-legislating" under Article 23 of Hong Kong's Basic Law, but is a bill empowered by the Constitution and the Basic Law and directly implemented by the National People's Congress on Hong Kong national security issues. The draft bill was submitted to the National People's Congress for deliberation and passed today (May 28).
According to the contents of the previously published bill, the bill will authorize the NPC Standing Committee to enact laws to prevent, stop and punish any act that seriously endangers national security, such as splitting the country, subverting the state power and organizing and implementing terrorist activities, as well as activities of foreign and overseas forces interfering ...
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