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China passes controversial Hong Kong nat’l safety regulation: stories | Information – EAST AUTO NEWS

China passes controversial Hong Kong nat’l safety regulation: stories | Information


China’s parliament has handed controversial nationwide safety laws for Hong Kong that Beijing says is important to cope with problems with terrorism, subversion and international interference however critics say will outlaw dissent and destroy the autonomy and freedoms promised when the territory was returned to China in 1997. 

The invoice was handed unanimously by the Standing Committee of the Nationwide Folks’s Congress at a three-day assembly that started on Sunday, in accordance with a number of media stories in Hong Kong citing unnamed sources. The draft of the regulation has not been made public.

At her weekly information convention on Tuesday, Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam declined to touch upon the regulation.

The laws will come into impact when it’s gazetted in Hong Kong, and is predicted to be in drive by July 1, the anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese language rule. 

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