Key points at a glance

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 12:00am

Offences except subversion and secession to be covered by existing laws

New offence prohibits leaking information regarding SAR and Beijing relations

Expression of views and reports not illegal unless they incite violence threatening national safety or public order

Definition of seditious publication narrowed to those inciting people to commit treason, secession or subversion

Falun Gong and the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China do not breach the proposed laws

Mere expression of support for 'One China, One Taiwan' will not be illegal

Police to be given emergency entry, search and seizure powers

Possession of and dealing with seditious publications only an offence if there is no reasonable purpose, such as news reporting.