Hong kong : the chinese Parliament passed its controversial measure - The Point

While the epidemic of coronavirus remains a serious threat to the world, the chinese Parliament, adopted on Thursday almost unanimously a controversial provisio

Hong kong : the chinese Parliament passed its controversial measure - The Point

While the epidemic of coronavirus remains a serious threat to the world, the chinese Parliament, adopted on Thursday almost unanimously a controversial provision on national security to hong Kong, taken in response to the demonstrations and violence of last year in the former british colony. Not surprisingly, the nearly 3,000 deputies to the national people's Assembly (ANP), have adopted the measure, which has already resulted in a surge of unrest in the autonomous region in southern China and launched a process of sanctions of the United States.

In total, the provision was registered 2 878 votes for, 1 against and 6 abstentions, noted a journalist of the Agence France-Presse. The announcement of its adoption has caused a thunder of applause. The vote gives a mandate to the standing Committee of the NPA in preparing a draft law which will be incorporated in the mini-constitution of hong Kong, thus circumventing the vote of the legislative Council and local.

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This law will "prevent, stop and punish any action that poses a serious threat to national security, such as separatism, subversion, preparation or commission of terrorist activities, as well as the activities of foreign forces which constitute an interference in the affairs" of hong Kong, according to the project that had been submitted to the ANP. The project also plans to allow agencies under the central government to open in hong Kong antennas that are competent in matters of national security.

In hong Kong, the democratic opponents to the influence of the central government in the territory say that the measure opens the way to an unprecedented regression of freedoms in the financial metropolis of 7 million inhabitants. Of deputies pro-Beijing feel that a law on national security will make it possible to reassure foreign investors about the stability after the events of monsters of 2019, which have led to serious economic consequences. The head of american diplomacy, Mike Pompeo has hinted Wednesday that the United States could withdraw in retaliation to hong Kong, the commercial status of preferential which it gets from Washington.

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