China reviews heavily criticized HK security bill
China’s legislature on
Sunday began reviewing a controversial national security bill for Hong Kong that critics worldwide say will severely compromise human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee took up the bill at the start of a threeday session, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. China has said it is determined to enact the law, and its passage is expected by Tuesday.
The US says it will respond by ending favorable trading terms granted to the former British colony after it passed to Chinese control in 1997.