Hong Kong security law which was subjected to major criticism and controversy all over world has been finally passed by Chinese Parliament. This law prohibits secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.
According to reports, the law was unanimously approved by 162 members of National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). It shall be effective from July 1 as it is the 23rd anniversary of the UK’s handover of the city to China.
The decision to pass the legislature was made in May resulting in mass protests and unrest in the country. China is also set to open a security office in Hong Kong that would deal exclusively with cases pertaining to national security. It will also empower the office to supervise national security education in the city’s schools.
Source – BBC
(By – M. Soujanya)