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    National Security Law: Friday Edition...


    “The opposition in Hong Kong have long colluded with external forces to carry out acts of secession, subversion, infiltration and destruction against the Chinese mainland,” the letter said. While only “a tiny minority” were engaging in separatism and terrorism, these people must be punished in accordance with the law, it said.

    The Foreign Ministry letter also said “Hong Kong has become a notable source of risk to China’s national security” due to legal loopholes and a lack of enforcement mechanisms. Addressing these gaps is “something that must be done—and done without delay,” it said.

    https://twitter.com/JChengWSJ/status...194563072?s=20

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-l...mobilewebshare
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    For those who dont know...

    Open Chrome in Incognito Mode... then head to the WP website to read the article sans paywall...

    Then weep for Hong Kong...


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    The letter is also covered in this NYT article..


    In a clear effort to head off international concerns, China’s foreign ministry sent a letter on Thursday night to ambassadors posted to Beijing, urging them to support the legislation and laying out the government’s position.

    “The opposition in Hong Kong have long colluded with external forces to carry out acts of secession, subversion, infiltration and destruction against the Chinese mainland,” the letter said.

    The call to enact national security laws plays to the heart of the unrest in Hong Kong: a fear that China is chipping away at the city’s cherished liberties, such as judicial independence and free speech. It also fuels concern that the Hong Kong government has increasingly put Beijing’s interests above those of the city’s residents.

    China Pushes for New Hong Kong Security Law https://nyti.ms/2ZqK3tc

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    The panic has kicked in and everyone is scared of saying anything.

    Personally if they enact this law I think HK is done fore an the separation with china is lost. There will be little point for existence of HK....


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    From the daily bloomberg newsletter..

    Let's see what happens today.


    More details will be made public Friday, when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is slated to deliver a speech at the opening meeting of the National People's Congress. Three- and 12-month forwards on the Hong Kong dollar rose in New York trading, indicating further weakness ahead for the currency, which slipped the most in six weeks earlier in the day. Meanwhile, two U.S. senators are proposing legislation to punish Chinese entities involved in enforcing the proposed new security laws, and penalize banks that do business with those entities, adding to a growing list of initiatives in Congress aimed at China’s government.
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    The glory for glorious and fully homogenized Greater Bay Area "are belong to"... Dada's dada.

    Ergo Xianggang delenda est.

    https://www.ft.com/content/839ccb0c-...0-5e22a430c1ad


    (The planned thread on United Front this was supposed to be a wee sidetrack of, well... people were probably getting tired of hearing about that stuff anyway. Look, we still have classifieds though.)

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    I presume the ‘legal loopholes’ that put China’s national security at risk is the Basic Law?


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