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China passes controversial nationwide safety legislation in Hong Kong

China's parliament handed the controversial nationwide safety legislation in Hong Kong on Tuesday (June 30th), media reported within the semi-autonomous territory, elevating fears of repression of political opposition within the former British colony. The textual content was voted unanimously in Beijing, mentioned Tuesday morning, Now TV, RTHK and the South China Morning Publish.

This legislation, which intends to repress the "Separatism", the "Terrorism", the "Subversion" and the "Collusion with exterior and international forces", goals to revive stability within the former British colony shaken in 2019 by monster demonstrations in opposition to the central authorities. Opponents worry it would serve to muzzle dissent and bury the semi-autonomy and freedoms loved by the individuals of Hong Kong.

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This textual content, drawn up in simply six weeks and whose content material will not be recognized to the practically 7.5 million Hong Kongers, bypasses the native Legislative Council. At her weekly press convention on Tuesday morning, native government chief Carrie Lam declined to say whether or not he was really adopted. "I don't assume it’s my duty presently to touch upon issues referring to the nationwide safety legislation"mentioned Mme Lam.

Tensions anticipated with Europe and the USA

For Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition and for a number of Western international locations together with the USA, the G7 and the European Union (EU), this legislation is, quite the opposite, an assault on the autonomy and freedoms of the territory. Washington thus initiated on Monday the withdrawal of commerce privileges loved by Hong Kong in response to the safety invoice ready in China.

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The official information company China Nouvelle ought to publish particulars of the safety legislation right now, in accordance with the South China Morning Publish. Hong Kong officers are additionally scheduled to journey to Beijing for a gathering on the topic, the newspaper added. The legislation will come into impact upon publication within the Official newspaper from Hong Kong, anticipated shortly.