Chinese security law: The end of Hong Kong as the world knew it previously

It is the deepest incision in the Hong Kong history since the handover of the former crown colony to China in 1997: The Chinese people's Congress has adopted o

Chinese security law: The end of Hong Kong as the world knew it previously

It is the deepest incision in the Hong Kong history since the handover of the former crown colony to China in 1997: The Chinese people's Congress has adopted on Tuesday a security law for Hong Kong, which for the first time, the creation of national safety authorities in the special administrative region. There are four new criminal offence of state power, secession, collaboration with foreign powers and terrorist stocks: under excavation. In particular, the fact that individual court cases should also be of Chinese dishes, performed, fulfilled democracy activists with fear and worry. The right to interpret the law lies with the Chinese people's Congress in Beijing. Thus, the risk that the procedures will be put into a wider concept of Security based on how he was as yet only on the Chinese mainland is.

Friederike Böge

Political correspondent for East Asia.

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in the hours after the adoption of the text of the law remained a secret. Not even the vote itself was officially notified. The Hong Kong head of government, Carrie Lam refused, therefore, to take a position on. It was at this time, "inappropriate", she said in a press conference. According to a report in the "South China Morning Post" had only a few selected Hong Kong Deputy of the national people's Congress access to the draft before it was adopted. From the environment of the office for Hong Kong Affairs, it was confirmed that the Standing Committee of the national people's Congress adopted the law unanimously, with 162 votes. The editor-in-chief of the party newspaper, Global Times, Hu Xijin wrote on Twitter, it provides life imprisonment as the maximum penalty.

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 06:19

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