Appearing in a video conference before the Security Council to discuss cooperation between the EU and the United Nations, EU chief Josep Borrell expressed his concern about "the steps taken by China." In an echo of other countries, he added that the EU believed the draft law failed to comply with China's international commitments. … [Read more...] about Germany chides China over new Hong Kong security law
"Almost all trials involving national security are conducted behind closed doors. It [is] never clear what exactly the allegations and the evidence are, and the term national security is so vague that it could cover almost anything," Professor Johannes Chan, a legal scholar at the University of Hong Kong, says. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
Michael Davis, former law professor at the University of Hong Kong and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, said public security is “where Beijing's rule is at its most repressive” and believes that the application of Chinese national laws to Hong Kong means “the freedom that Hong Kong has known will now be under grave stress.” He questioned whether Hong Kong’s courts would be allowed to exercise their constitutional judicial review power to safeguard human rights. … [Read more...] about Experts Fear Impact of China’s National Security Laws on Hong Kong’s Freedoms
China's new law: Why is Hong Kong worried? The background you need on Hong Kong's protests How is Hong Kong run? What is happening with the law?It is not actually a law yet but a proposal - being called a "draft decision" - that will be put to a vote at China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), this week. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights
The introduction of the Hong Kong bill was the most controversial move at the opening of National People's Congress (NPC) . Pictured, delegates gather before the start of the opening session of China's National People's Congress held in Beijing on May 22 … [Read more...] about Hong Kong’s richest man, 91, who owns UK mobile network Three backs new national security law and says it will give the city long-term stability