A number of countries have expressed concern.
In Hong Kong, where earlier this month have already been protests, began a new demonstration against the adoption by China of a law that will create in the state bodies for the protection of national security, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today.
“Hong Kong (Chinese name of Hong Kong. – Ed.) must create a legal system and enforcement mechanism for the protection of national security. The relevant state departments pursuant to the requirements will establish the Hong Kong authorities that by law are to perform the function of ensuring national security”, — reads one of the paragraphs of the resolution.
Chinese authorities plan to pass a bill without the consent of the legislators of Hong Kong. The head of the administrative region Carrie Lam says that it “will not affect the legitimate rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents, as well as the independence of the judiciary.”
However, due to the fact that the bill was included in the agenda held in Beijing session of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives in Hong Kong the protests began.
While the city still has a “coronavirus” ban on Assembly of more than eight people at a time, in the heart of Hong Kong gathered about a hundred people.
To disperse the activists, police used pepper gas, and at least one person was detained.
A number of countries – USA, Canada, Australia and Britain – have expressed concern over the impending bill and urged China to reconsider its adoption.
In turn, the Chinese foreign Ministry said that Beijing will not abandon the adoption of the law, and urged foreign States not to interfere in the internal politics of China.