China’s top legislature may discuss adding anti-sanctions law to HK legislation: source
Published: Aug 16, 2021 11:38 PM
The Return of Hong Kong

The Return of Hong Kong

China's top legislature will likely discuss including the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law into the Annex III of the Hong Kong Basic Law in a meeting this week, a source confirmed with the Global Times on Monday. 

The agenda will likely be discussed during a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), which starts on Tuesday and will last till Friday in Beijing, Tam Yiu-chung, a Hong Kong member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, told the Global Times. It is appropriate to implement the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law in Hong Kong through local legislative procedures, according to Tam.

The Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law was adopted by China's top legislature in June, providing a comprehensive legal basis for blocking illegal foreign sanctions and preventing Chinese individuals and entities from suffering the damage caused by such illegal sanctions.

Carrie Lam, chief executive of the HKSAR, hailed the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law when it was passed in June. 

Lam said the law will give the US and other countries "a taste of their own medicine," after a number of central government and HKSAR government officials were sanctioned by the US after the national security law for Hong Kong was implemented in 2020. 

Global Times