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China security law to override Hong Kong legal system

WorldNews Saturday, 20 June 2020 ()
China security law to override Hong Kong legal systemChina confirmed that a proposed national security law would allow Beijing to override Hong Kong's independent legal system, shedding new light on a move that has stoked tensions with the US and threatens the city's status as a top financial center. The proposal said the central government will have jurisdiction over an "extremely small" number of national security cases under "specific circumstances," according to draft language released on Saturday by the official Xinhua News Agency. It added that China will establish a new bureau in Hong Kong to analyse the security situation, collect intelligence and "lawfully handle national security cases." The draft bill also calls for Hong Kong to...
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