A figure in the shape of a hand with the colours of the Chinese national flag for fingernails and a '23' on its palm in reference to Article 23 is carried by protesters at a National Day rally in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AFP

Two Sessions 2020: new law will ‘prevent, frustrate and punish’ acts in Hong Kong that threaten national security, top official says

  • Document put before mainland China’s top legislative body says legislation will require city’s government to set up specific organisation to handle security issues
  • National People’s Congress Standing Committee vice-chairman Wang Chen says Beijing is trying to protect Hong Kong residents from ‘small minority of criminal acts’
Topic |   Two Sessions 2020 (Lianghui)
A figure in the shape of a hand with the colours of the Chinese national flag for fingernails and a '23' on its palm in reference to Article 23 is carried by protesters at a National Day rally in Hong Kong in 2018. Photo: AFP
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