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Draft decision on Hong Kong national security legislation

Draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for Hong Kong to safeguard national security

Hong Kong draft decision

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2020 10:45 AM GMT

Beijing: A draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for Hong Kong to safeguard national security was submitted to China's national legislature for deliberation on Friday.

Wang Chen, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) explained the draft decision to the third session of the 13th NPC, which runs from May 22 to 28, reports Xinhua news agency. The draft decision consists of an introduction and seven articles, according to Wang. Since the return of Hong Kong to the motherland, China has been firmly implementing the principles of "one country, two systems", "the people of Hong Kong governing Hong Kong," and a high degree of autonomy, Wang said. The practice of "one country, two systems" has achieved unprecedented success in Hong Kong, he said.

Article 23 of the Basic Law of the HKSAR stipulates that city will enact laws on its own to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion against the Central People's Government, or theft of state secrets, to prohibit foreign political organizations or bodies from conducting political activitie, and to prohibit political organizations or bodies of the Hong Kong from establishing ties with foreign political organizations or bodies. Relevant laws are yet to materialize due to the sabotage and obstruction by those trying to sow trouble in Hong Kong and China at large, as well as external hostile forces, Wang said. (IANS)

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