Details to security law: China wants to set up a security office in Hong Kong

China is pressing ahead with the internationally controversial plans for the national security law for Hong Kong. After the Supreme decision-making body of the

Details to security law: China wants to set up a security office in Hong Kong

China is pressing ahead with the internationally controversial plans for the national security law for Hong Kong. After the Supreme decision-making body of the Chinese Parliament and three-day deliberations, in order, the government released in Beijing on Saturday for details on the content of the project, which is expected to bring the most profound change for the Chinese special administrative region since the return of the former British crown colony to China in 1997, with.

It provides for, among other things, that China can build in Hong Kong, a national security office, the state news Agency Xinhua reported. It should be able to collect, therefore, intelligence information, and with crimes against national security are concerned. For the corresponding legal procedures, the Hong Kong head of government, Carrie Lam, should be able to appoint special judges. Human rights and the freedom of speech and Assembly should be respected.

The exact time frame for the adoption of the law in China is still unclear. However, it is anticipated that prior to the elections in Hong Kong, on 6. September will come into force. Prime Minister Li Keqiang had announced the bill in may. Therefore, Chinese police and intelligence services with far-reaching powers could be transferred to Hong Kong. The objective should be to fight a secession, Subversion, terrorism, and interference from abroad.

The for about a year in Hong Kong again and again, demonstrators Pro-democracy movement in their protests increased again. Civil rights activists and protesters fear an increasing influence of the Chinese government and the loss of autonomy of Hong Kong, which is ruled since the return to China, according to the principle of "One country, two systems". This is according to the contract until at least 2047, guaranteed. The United States, the United Kingdom and the EU have criticized China's legislative plans.

Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 11:19

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