Chinese lawmakers deliberate draft national security law for Hong Kong in group discussions
Chinese lawmakers Sunday held group discussions to deliberate a draft law on safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), during an ongoing session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, joined lawmakers in discussion.
Members of the NPC Standing Committee, some NPC special committee members and NPC deputies, including deputies from the HKSAR, joined the deliberation.
The draft law and a deliberation report, which were submitted by the NPC Constitution and Law Committee to the session, have had opinions from all sectors, including those from people of all walks of life in Hong Kong, fully studied and solicited, embodied the spirit of the related NPC decision and responded to the concerns of related parties, lawmakers said.
The draft, under the second reading at the session, has more accurate descriptions and more targeted and executable measures, and is in line with the actual situation in the HKSAR, they said.