Reports from Hong Kong: China adopts new security law

China, according to Hong Kong media, the controversial law for the protection of national security in Hong Kong, reports have been adopted. The Standing Committ

Reports from Hong Kong: China adopts new security law

China, according to Hong Kong media, the controversial law for the protection of national security in Hong Kong, reports have been adopted. The Standing Committee of the national people's Congress adopted the law on Tuesday in Beijing, reported the Hong Kong newspaper "South China Morning Post" and the station Now TV according.

The vote was unanimously carried by the 162 members of the Standing Committee, told the "South China Morning Post". An official confirmation of the adoption was not in Beijing first. Also, Hong Kong's head of government, Carrie Lam, who joined shortly after the Reports in the Chinese special administrative region in front of the press, would not comment to the law.

America stops weapons exports

Because of the law of the American government stops the Export of military goods in the actually Autonomous metropolis. The export of technologies that could be the armor or the military serve under in the future, the same restrictions as exports to China, foreign Minister, said Mike Pompeo on Monday. The reason was the erosion of Hong Kong's autonomy by the leadership in Beijing.

"We can no longer distinguish between the Export of controlled Goods to Hong Kong or on the Chinese mainland," said Pompeo. It is therefore in the interest of America's national security, to limit exports. The United States could not take the risk that such goods were the Chinese military in the hands, whose main task it is, "the dictatorship" of the Communist party to maintain said Pompeo.

Beijing wants Hong Kong under control

The law is aimed primarily against the activities, which are viewed by Beijing as a subversive, separatist or terrorist. Also, it is to punish the "collusion" of activists with forces abroad. The democratic Opposition in Hong Kong is afraid to be the target of the law.

the details of the law, which is recorded after the adoption as an attachment in Hong Kong's basic law, should only be in the afternoon local time in Beijing released. So far, the Text had been kept strictly secret. According to unconfirmed media to provide reports, as the maximum penalty is imprisonment life.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 23:19

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