The Chinese government finally passed it's new security law. The new law was drafted behind closed door meetings in Beijing. The analyst James Griffiths of the CNN, said that the law was almost drafted in secret and the leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam was not in attendance when the new law was promulgated.
The law did not go through the local legislature. The law criminalizes any attempt to overthrow state power, terrorist activities, endangering China's security by conflicting with foreign or external forces, acts of secession.
For the four main crimes - subversion, terrorism, collusion with forces, secession - the penalty is life imprisonment and in certain circumstances, trial would be suspended, secret hearing is possible, foreign residents could be expelled and finally, the law overrides existing laws in the situation where it conflicts with other laws.
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