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JULY 2020

Beijing Passes Hong Kong National Security Law

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Beijing Passes Hong Kong National Security Law

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On June 30th, Beijing’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee voted in favor of Hong Kong’s national security law.

The South China Morning Post reported that the 162 members of the Standing Committee unanimously voted in favor of the law within 15 minutes of their meeting starting.

On June 28th, the standing committee began a special meeting fast-tracking the bill, which was passed on the last day of the three-day session.

Now, Basic Law Committee, which advises Beijing on Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, would meet “immediately after the standing committee passed the law to discuss its insertion into Annex III of the Basic Law.”

All Hong Kong delegates to the nation’s top advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the NPC, have been asked to attend a meeting, believed to be a briefing on the bill, at the central government’s liaison office on June 30th.

The law is expected to come into effect on July 1st, the 23rd anniversary of the city’s handover to China from British rule.

Also, on June 30th, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave her weekly media briefing and refused to answer any questions regarding the bill until it was passed by the NPCSC, and had been listed in Annex III, for her government to promulgate it.

“It would be inappropriate for me to answer any questions and explain [the law] at this stage,” she said.

“What I can say is that when the law has been approved … My principal officials and myself will try our best to respond to questions about the law, especially those related to implementation and enforcement.”

Lam said any warnings from the US or other foreign governments to impose sanctions over the matter “would not scare Hong Kong”, and the Hong Kong government would fully cooperate with Beijing on any potential countermeasures.

“A group of Hongkongers have always begged for foreign governments, especially the US, to intervene local affairs or to sanctions over Hong Kong … we are always ready if the central government retaliates, and we will fully cooperate if there are any sanctions taken by the central government,” she said.

Shortly after the law was passed, Joshua Wong, a leading activist, announced he was resigning as leader of pro-democracy group Demosisto and would continue his fight privately.

Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times, said on Twitter that the law had been passed and its heaviest penalty was life imprisonment. More details of the legislation, which is said to include six chapters and 66 articles, are expected on July 1st.

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  • Damien C

    Cue CIA organised protestors (sorry freedom loving protestors led by students) in 3.. 2.. 1

    • Zionism = EVIL

      All these protesting cunts should be deported to the imploding Americunt racist shithole and then let’s see how much these ingrate motherfuckers like it.

      • Ivan Freely

        I believe they’re heading to the UK. LOL

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Good, the UK is even a worse deadbroke racist slave trading shithole. The sooner the better. The English racist Defence League would welcome them with open arms, I am sure ;)

      • Simon Ndiritu

        They should run to US where the racist system can only allow them to open cleaning business or Chinese restaurant. They are brainwashed to even Imagine that the US/UK cares any bit about their ‘democracy’

    • Cycloben

      Nah, the USA shut down the rioters’ HSBC bank account right after China signed the “Phase One” agreement.

      Rioters don’t riot for free.

  • Ivan Freely

    Of course the law would be accepted. Was anyone expecting otherwise? LOL

    • Cycloben

      Actually last week Jimmy Lai and Joshua Wong was actually joshing that China was delaying the bill due to US pressure.

  • Lazy Gamer

    No more two systems as far as HK is concerned.

    • Ivan Freely

      That has always been the goal. Beijing is just accelerating the inevitable.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Beijing has been exceedingly patient in my opinion.
        The US/UK fuelled riots have now been fully exposed in ‘Brail’ for the dumbed down and blind Western audience’s.

        • occupybacon

          Beijing signed a treaty in which they granted HK autonomy for 50 years. They are in a hurry to cut that autonomy earlier that they have promised. That triggered the protests.

          • Cycloben

            Wrong. The protests began when the rioters objected to a law that would extradite a murderer to Taiwan.

            Then the rioters seized on the proposed extradition law to wage color revolution.

            It’s not a coincidence that their HSBC bank account was shut down right after China signed “Phase One” with the USA, thus ending the riots.

            The USA got $200 billion out of the deal. The traitors a national security law.

          • occupybacon

            To wage color revolution against who? Since HK is officially autonomous?

  • FlorianGeyer

    About time too. The US/UK attempts at causing a mini revolution in Hong Kong that they hoped would spread to mainland China have been fully exposed by the wisdom of China on NOT being sucked into a crackdown last year.

    • occupybacon

      ‘the wisdom of China’… wow those are words of a true servant who love to worship masters. Sit boy!

      • Cycloben

        You’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t ya?

    • Cycloben

      Yep, seeing how patient China was last year with the rioters, I do not foresee any imminent crackdowns, not unless the rioters start round two, which they won’t on an empty stomach (Uncle Sam cut off their funding, you see).

  • Cromwell

    Problem with the British establishment Colonialism is part of their DNA,well China just told them to shove it up their arse.

    • JIMI JAMES

      No,they infact told the eu-epp to shove their nwo up their ass,and trades with the uk to bolster!

  • <>

    Let’s see what the world will do to China especially Europe. They cried very hard about our annexation and wanted sanctions, so let’s see them keep their word vs China. Somehow I got a feeling they will cancel their threats and back down, they can only bark when it comes to Israel.

    • Fog of War

      You’re delusional Israhell has the west by the throat. You should go there to see the extent of Jewish domination. I would think you would be proud.

    • Cycloben

      The USA got $200 billion out of the “Phase One” deal. Europe got nothing.

      The USA will whine and complain while stuffing their pockets. I doubt Europe will lift a finger.

      • cechas vodobenikov

        wrong—promised but already reduced dramatically by China due to the rabid imperialist US policies re china

    • verner

      better if they, the EU, agreed to cancel the jews occupation of palestine, for good.

  • gustavo

    Good news, congratulation to China.

  • verner

    China doesn’t want another taiwan at its doorstep so it’s better to put the lid on and the yankeetwats can sit in the white house planning more shenanigans. tweedle dee and tweedle dum out for lunch, indeterminably.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    the HK situation was created by the anglo amerikans—their tantrums and covid has damaged social life and the economy—HK is culturally and linguistically distinct from other Chinese except Toisan—-less than 4% of the entire population—the vast majority of Chinese in anglo nations–80-90% are from this region, hence the anti-China propaganda observed in their media

  • JIMI JAMES

    Hong kong and china voted 298-1 in favour of eliminating overseas funded anarchy teorrism,disguised as protesters,well the world ain’t as dumb as them globalists assummed too bad cia/nwo/lgbtq/incests!
    Wise move,two trade system go on as per usual,regardless,of course the media will cry in rage + deny!