2020.05.29 【The Hong Kong Version of the National Security Law】 The National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the bill. 2878 votes for and 1 vote against.

The National People’s Congress (NPC) held its last day meeting in the afternoon and delegates passed the “Motion of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the Request for Scrutiny of the Draft Decision of the National People’s Congress on the Establishment and Soundness of the Legal System and the Enforcement Mechanism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for Safeguarding National Security (Draft)”, known as the “Hong Kong Version of the National Security Law”, with 2,878 votes in favour, one vote against and six abstentions.

At 4 pm, in accordance with the usual practice, Premier Li Keqiang will answer questions from Chinese and foreign reporters at a press conference in the Golden Hall on the third floor of the Great Hall of the People after the closing of the National People’s Congress. It is expected that the Hong Kong version of the National Security Law, the US-China relationship and the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic will be the focus of Chinese and foreign media.

 

The nine agenda items for the closing session include:

1. Voting on the Draft Resolution on the report on the work of the Government;
2. Voting on the Draft Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China;
3. Voting on the Draft Decision of the National People’s Congress on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for safeguarding national security;
4. Voting on the Draft Resolution on the Implementation of the 2019 National Economic and Social Development Plan and the 2020 National Economic and Social Development Plan;
5. Voting on the Draft Resolution on the Implementation of the 2019 Central and Local Budgets and the 2020 Central and Local Budgets;
6. Voting on the Draft Resolution on the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress;
7. Voting on the Draft Resolution on the Report on the Work of the Supreme People’s Court;
8. Voting on the Draft Resolution on the Report on the Work of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate;
9. Voting on the Draft Decision to Confirm the Acceptance by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of Feng Zhonghua’s Request to Resign from the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress.

 

Sources:

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