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CBC News 22 May 2020

What China's planned national security law means for Hong Kong


China is moving to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong, which threatens the autonomy of the region. Former Canadian ambassador to China Guy Saint-Jacques discusses what this could mean for the future of Hong Kong.

China's annual parliamentary meeting has been officially opened in Beijing and it's expected that national security legislation for Hong Kong will be discussed during the seven-day session according to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Reports say that the National People's Congress (NPC) is to discuss drafting a decision on "Establishing and Improving the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanisms for Hong Kong to Safeguard National Security" at a plenary session on Friday.
Earlier, local media reported that the law could be enacted through Annex III of Hong Kong's basic law.
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