(Two sessions) Draft national security legislation proposes punishment for violators

China | 22 May 2020 10:00 am

China's draft Hong Kong legislation says Hong Kong Government and legal bodies should effectively prevent, stop and punish activities that endanger national security.

China will establish a sound legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong, and see the HKSAR government fulfill its constitutional responsibilities, Premier Li Keqiang said.

The chief executive is responsible for educating people about national security, and preventing acts that endanger national security, the draft law says.

Reuters reports former chief executive Leung Chung-ying, as saying: "This law doesn't impinge on foreign investment, or the freedom of local residents, this is what Hong Kong needs to do."

 

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