NPC: China to present HK ‘sedition’ law at parliament

BBC News
Date: May 22, 2020

Image captionTanya Chan (C) said this was “the saddest day in Hong Kong history”

The Chinese government is set to present a controversial Hong Kong security law at its congress, the most important political event of the year.

Hong Kong's "mini-constitution" says it must enact security laws to prevent "treason, secession and sedition".

But such laws have never been passed and now Beijing is now attempting to push them through.

The annual National People's Congress largely rubber-stamps decisions already taken by the Communist leadership.

The BBC's China correspondent, Robin Brant, says that what makes the situation so incendiary is that Beijing could, in theory, simply bypass Hong Kong's elected legislators and impose the changes.    [FULL  STORY]