China pressures Hong Kong: approves disputed security law

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China has now increased the pressure on Hong Kong. It approved a disputed law to act on separatist activities in Hong Kong. Because of this law, people fear that it can be used to suppress the voices of protest in this semi-autonomous region.

Hong Kong's only representative in the Standing Committee of the Chinese Parliament, Tam Yiu-chung, on Tuesday confirmed to reporters that the law was passed. He said that there is no provision of capital punishment in this law.

However, he did not elaborate on whether the provisions of this law would also apply to past events (ie, whether it would be applicable from the previous legal date). Tam Yiu-chung said that he hoped that this law would prevent people from causing problems.

He said, "Do not let Hong Kong be used as a weapon to divide the country." The South China Morning Post newspaper and government channel 'RBSK', citing unnamed sources, earlier said that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tuesday approved the National Security Act for Hong Kong from Amarai.