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Foreign judges not excluded from national security cases: HK's Chief Justice

Judges of foreign nationalities will not be excluded when Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam designates judges to oversee cases and appeals in relation to the national security law for Hong Kong, Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, Chief Justice of Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 15:08:40

UPDATE: Young HKers urge police to hold secessionist Nathan Law accountable

Notorious Hong Kong secessionist leader Nathan Law Kwun Chung has fled the city again, this time a day after China passed the National Security Law for Hong Kong, raising the ire of netizens on the mainland who are calling him a coward.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 0:36:50

More than 70 countries voice support for China's HK national security law at UNHRC

Representatives from more than 20 countries voiced support for China's enactment of the national security law for Hong Kong at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday and Thursday, following a joint statement that Cuba made on Tuesday on behalf of 53 countries to endorse the passage of the law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 13:48:36

UPDATE: Guangdong Party veteran Zheng Yanxiong appointed as head of central govt's office for safeguarding national security in HK

Chinese top authority appoints Zheng Yanxiong, a Guangdong provincial Party committee standing committee member, to lead newly established central govt office for safeguarding national security in HK, under National Security Law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 12:22:14

Liaison office director Luo Huining appointed national security advisor to HK

Luo Huining was appointed as Chinese central govt's national security advisor to the HKSAR committee for safeguarding national security. This shows the central authority has the ultimate responsibility and final say in national security matters in the city: observers
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 12:19:34

National security law for HK bolsters anti-riot drive

In a move to clarify offenses that may breach the newly enacted national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a spokesperson with the HKSAR government said on Thursday that the slogan, “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time," has the implications of secessionism, alienating HKSAR from China, changing HKSAR's legal status or subverting the State power under the current circumstances.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 23:48:37

Media show 'old playbook' in covering illegal HK protests

An old playbook of opposition groups and black-clad rioters was staged again on the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday, where some Western and local media again showed their double standards in covering illegal protests in Hong Kong, which had been repeated since 2019's social turmoil.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 22:36:04

'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