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The national people’s Congress the national people’s Congress (NPC) decided to adopt a resolution on the development of national security law in Hong Kong. About it reports Reuters.
According to the document, the resonant draft law will be developed by the standing Committee of the national people’s Congress without the participation of the Parliament of Hong Kong and included in its fundamental law. Presumably, this could happen as early as August 2020.
Thus, Beijing has refused to reckon with the threats to the United States in the case of approval of this bill. So, the US President, Donald trump declared “powerful” response to China.
The day before, on may 27, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong lost the Autonomous status from China. In his opinion, the new law Beijing allegedly violated provisions of the joint Declaration of China and Britain, 1997, pursuant to which Hong Kong after returning from lease was promised broad autonomy for 50 years. Due to this status in Hong Kong enjoyed a special relationship with the United States.
The desire of the Chinese authorities to adopt a law on public security of Hong Kong became known on may 21. They will be able to strengthen control over the region, as it includes a strict ban on separatist activities. In Hong Kong and some other countries is concern for the new rules threaten the established paradigm of “one country, two systems”.
Supporters of the bill claim that it will protect the Chinese state from terrorism and foreign interventions, to strengthen national security.
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