China informed the law on Wednesday: Hong Kong update



China's top legislature approved the move at the end of a three-day meeting in Beijing, and officials called a press conference Wednesday to discuss the move. Hong Kong leader and chief executive Carrie Lam declined to comment on the law, most of which was not immediately released to the public. However, he struck back that Hong Kong was not "threatened" by the threat of sanctions.


The National Security Act is expected to come into force on Wednesday - the 23rd anniversary of the return of the Chinese city and the day marked by large-scale protests in general. The Civil Human Rights Front, which hosted the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, appealed for a hearing Tuesday against the police decision after March. Some activists announced they would march anyway.

Major improvements:
National Security Act passed; Details have not yet been published. Officials notified the law on Wednesday. The Trump administration has withheld some trade rights. The Human Rights Front appealed for protest
Here's the latest (all times local):

China hit back in the US (3:17 pm)
China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhao Lijian has criticized the US's efforts to restrict Hong Kong exports, reiterating Washington's calls for Beijing to stop Hong Kong exports. Zhao told a regular news conference in Beijing that China does not accept bullying efforts.


China calls for briefing (2:54 pm)

Chinese officials announced plans in Beijing on Wednesday to explain to the media the details of the Hong Kong Security Act and the soon-to-be-released. Shane Chunoy, head of the National People's Congress Legislative Affairs Commission and deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau affairs office, is scheduled to address Ngg Xiang in a briefing at 10 am.

Stock Profit (2:47 PM)
Shares of Hong Kong traded off their gains in afternoon trading as investors awaited details of the controversial National Security Act passed by the Chinese legislature. One of the biggest disadvantages of property companies in MSCI Hong Kong is the 1% return on a slightly changed business.

Steven Leung, executive director of UOB Ke Hian Ltd, said: "The whole market is waiting for details of the law. Some investors are worried that the details will be too difficult."

Previous tasks can be calculated (noon 2:35)

Radio Television reported that Hong Kong has been able to implement the actions of authorities to build some criminal cases over the past two years, quoting people familiar with the debate. The report provokes concerns among protesters that the measures they took during last year's unrest could be used against them, even if they were not illegal at the time.

Worker to go ahead with the protest (12:18 pm)

Civil rights activists Figo Chan and some pro-democracy activists, including lawyers Wu Chi-wai and Eddie Chu, marched peacefully from Causeway Bay to Central on Wednesday in protest of the security law. The CHRF, which has hosted the largest historic exhibition in the past year, will attend its planned hearing on Tuesday evening. Activists said they would rally regardless of the results.

The death penalty not included in the law (11:52 pm)

In a briefing, Tom Yiu-Chung, Hong Kong's sole representative to the NPC Standing Committee, confirmed that fellow Chinese lawmakers have passed the security law. He said another vote was needed to incorporate Hong Kong's basic law into the city's mini-constitution.

Tom dismissed the question of whether the law would apply in advance, saying it was a matter of concern among opposition parties and that the law had a detrimental effect. He said the death penalty, which was abolished in Hong Kong in 1992, does not include it.

Independence group stops local activities (11:38 am)
The pro-independence Hong Kong National Front has announced on Facebook that it will cut off Hong Kong members and end local actions. The group is counting on the ouster of pro-independence fighter Baggio Leung, who was expelled from the city legislature in 2016. Taipei and the UK The group, which has offices, said it would continue to defend the independence from outside Hong Kong.

Joshua Wong leaves his political party (11:14 am)

The pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong announced on Facebook that he would withdraw from the Hong Kong political party Democrats in his political capacity and continue his activism in his personal capacity. While Wang did not explain why he was leaving the group, he said the activists had suffered a severe setback after the passage of the Security Act, citing concerns that the move would remain in jail and that it could be handed over to the mainland.

Other founding members of the group, Nathan Law, Agnes Chou and Jeffrey Nogo, also announced that they would quit the party.

The law will be effective soon (10:50 am)
The Ming Pao newspaper plans to publish the national security law on Tuesday, with the Hong Kong government taking effect the same day without citing anyone. The Chinese government in Beijing will hold a news briefing on Tuesday to discuss the decision, Ming Pao said.

Broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong reported that the law will take effect from Wednesday.

Pompeii threatens visa (10:45 pm)
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has withdrawn visa restrictions in Beijing for Americans who "behave badly in Hong Kong affairs," and China's action against the former British colony has given Washington the territory to "regain its relationship."

"The dangers of the US Communist Party limiting visas to US citizens highlight once again how Beijing refuses to take responsibility for its choice," Pompeo said in a statement.

Lam announces comment on the law (10 at night)

“The National People's Congress is in session today and Hong Kong's national security law is on the agenda,” Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters after the news of the law was passed at the weekly briefing minute. "It is not right for me to answer any question at this time or give any explanation."

Lam - who publicly defended the move - acknowledged that there are many concerns about the law. She said she was not afraid of the threats of US sanctions. "We are not going to get away with such activities."

Law passed, media report (9:35 am)

Hong Kong Media, which now owns TV, the South China Morning Post and others, unanimously approved the Security Act for Hong Kong at the end of the three-day session of China's highest legislature - the National People's Congress Standing Committee. Beijing. Most laws are confidential and details are not immediately released.

Trump Administration Action (5:03 am)
The Trump administration has made it difficult to export sensitive US technology to Hong Kong, and has opted to allow special treatment in dual-use technologies such as carbon fiber used to manufacture both golf clubs and missile components.

"With China's Communist Party implementing new security measures in Hong Kong, sensitive US technology will be redirected to the People's Liberation Army or the Ministry of State Security, all of which has increased the vulnerability of the region's autonomy," US Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

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