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China Poised To Expand Control Over Hong Kong

May 21, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
China Poised To Expand Control Over Hong Kong The renewed push from China to pass a national security law will almost certainly set off more protests against Beijing's rule in Hong Kong, which is semi-autonomous.

Beijing has signaled it will push through sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, its most aggressive effort yet to exert its control over the semi-autonomous city since it was returned to Chinese control in 1997.

The latter refers to the policy of allowing Hong Kong to retain much of its own administrative and economic policy functions and preserve certain civil liberties until 2047, as well as its independent judiciary, despite being officially part of China for 50 years.

These protests may also flare up on July 1, when an annual rally takes place on the anniversary of Britain's handover of Hong Kong to China.

According to the agenda published Thursday, the National People's Congress will meet over the next week to discuss a draft of "Decision on Establishing and Improving the Legal System & Enforcement Mechanisms for Hong Kong to Safeguard National Security."