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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

Added 05-28-20 04:22:02am EST - “China's ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the United States and Britain.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BEIJING (AP) - China’s ceremonial legislature on Thursday endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the United States and Britain.

The National People’s Congress approved the bill as it wrapped up an annual session that was held under intensive anti-coronavirus controls.

The Hong Kong security law will alter the territory’s mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require its government to enforce measures to be decided later by Chinese leaders.

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The measure and the way it is being enacted prompted Washington to announce it no longer will treat Hong Kong as being autonomous from Beijing.

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