China is set to introduce a new security law for Hong Kong, seen strengthening hold over city
A protester talks with security forces following their intervention in a vigil to commemorate a protestor who died 11 months ago during a rally against the controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong, China on May 15, 2020.
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China is poised to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong after months of anti-government protests in the territory. The move has sparked concerns the law will give Beijing more control over Hong Kong and incite further pro-democracy protests.
Details of the draft legislation were announced Friday when China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) — the country’s parliament — holds its annual session, which was delayed this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The legislation is expected to strengthen Beijing’s hold over Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China.
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[Source: CNBC News]