In assault to Hong Kong's autonomy, China passes controversial security law
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a move seen as an assault on Hong Kong's autonomy, China on Tuesday passed the controversial National Security Law, which criminalises any act of secession, subversion, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces.
According to the Chinese government's mouthpiece Global Times, "China’s top legislature voted unanimously to pass National Security Law for Hong Kong."
Hong Kong activists believe the new law threatens the identity of the autonomous city. They say that the national security law will snatch away Hong Kong's judicial independence and its unique freedom.
Hong Kong was under British control until 1997 when China was given control of the city but with a unique agreement. As per the agreement, unlike mainland China, Hong Kong will get several freedoms.
However, after the recent pro-democracy protests over another controversial bill, mainland China announced the security law to curb similar protests.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma