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'Rubber check' for HK BNO passport holders to backfire

Hong Kong police seized a masked man who stabbed a police officer Wednesday amid the unauthorized rally on his way to his one-way flight to the UK. The violent rally was regarded as a provocation and "one last audacity" after the national security law for Hong Kong Special Autonomous Region (HKSAR) was enacted on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 22:09:00

1.65 million HK residents sign petition opposing US and foreign meddling in China's internal affairs

The signatures of more than 1.65 million Hong Kong residents were submitted to the US Consulate General in Hong Kong on Thursday to express opposition to interference from the US and other external forces in China's internal affairs, including Hong Kong affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 18:35:51

HK stocks rally first day after National Security Law takes effect

Hong Kong stocks opened high on Thursday, following a city-wide holiday in the Special Administrative Region on Wednesday and the unveiling of the new National Security Law for Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 11:49:18

Expanding right of abode to HK BNO passport holders violates international law: Chinese Embassy in UK

The Chinese Embassy in the UK strongly opposes the UK's violation of international law and basic norms regarding international relations, after the UK attempted to expand the residency rights of Hong Kong residents holding British National Overseas (BNO) passports.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 10:22:41

Update: Man suspected of assaulting police arrested ahead of flying to UK

Hong Kong Police on Wednesday said that they will do their utmost to pursue and capture rioters who stabbed a police officer with umbrellas and threw stones at him, causing bleeding on the officer's left arm.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 19:33:42

Govt think tank adviser addresses 9 key questions on natl security law for HK

The national security law is different from ordinary legislation in every country. It allows different law enforcement from ordinary criminal charges ranging from arrest, indictment, interrogation and sentencing. It also guarantees special powers for law enforcement and executive authorities, to secure national security.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/2 2:07:18

Official denies national security law treats HK as “one country, one system”

The national security law for Hong Kong perfectly combines the "one country" principle with respect for the differences in the "two systems," said Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, denying that the law violates "one country, two systems."
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 15:08:40

Ten arrested under national security law for HK

At least seven were arrested for suspected violations of national security law for Hong Kong on Wednesday which marks the first day of the enforcement of the law in the city, Hong Kong Police Force announced Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 12:41:41

First arrest made since National Security Law for Hong Kong came into force

A man was arrested for holding a Hong Kong Independence flag in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Wednesday, violating the National Security Law. This is the first arrest made since the law has come into force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 14:01:28

National security law helps HK walk out of dilemma: Carrie Lam

The national security law for Hong Kong is an opportunity for the city to exit its dilemma, and Hong Kong will cooperate with the national security committee as soon as possible to improve national security mechanisms, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday, one day after the law took effect.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 10:21:16

Over 50 countries support China's national security law for HK at human rights council

On behalf of 53 countries, Cuba made a joint statement at the 44th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, expressing their support for China passing the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/7/1 1:52:45

Natl security law for HK deters foreign troublemakers 

The highly anticipated national security law for Hong Kong has begun to have a powerful deterrent effect on foreign forces, which have been meddling in Hong Kong affairs, and they would become the prime targets of the law for their interfering in the city and endangering China's national security. The law goes after acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/1 1:36:07

Life sentence maximum under natl security law for HK

Life sentence maximum under natl security law for HK
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 23:13:42

HKSAR prepared for shocks from suspension of preferential status

China will take “necessary countermeasures” to firmly protect its national interests after the wrongful move by the US to revoke the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)'s special status in a bid to pressure China to drop its new National Security Law, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a routine press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 20:28:40

Natl security law a cure for HK's chaos: Chinese FM

Natl security law a cure for HK's chaos: Chinese FM
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 22:21:40

Natl security law for HK to cut off the 'dark hands' of Taiwan DPP creating trouble in HK: Taiwan Affairs Office

The Taiwan separatist authority, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), made irresponsible criticism of the national security law for HK, and this has revealed its toxic purpose - making trouble in Hong Kong and realizing its separatist goal: Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 20:46:38

HK chief executive urges international community to respect need for national security law

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday that the national security law for Hong Kong will not undermine the city's judiciary or autonomy, and urged the international community to respect the mainland's right to safeguard its national security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:38:40

Impact of legislation on 'yellow economy' demonstrates HK secessionists' political farce

Cafés and retail shops that had been publicly supporting the secessionists in Hong Kong are now playing it safe by making a clear break from the separatist forces right after the national security law for the special administrative region was passed on Tuesday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/30 18:33:43