The National People’s Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing between June 28 and 30. Photo: Getty Images The National People’s Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing between June 28 and 30. Photo: Getty Images
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing between June 28 and 30. Photo: Getty Images

National security law: questions raised over Beijing’s sweeping powers, as critics point to new agency, role of adviser in commission

  • Lawyers argue new agency will have power over Hong Kong leader and cooperation mechanism with judiciary risks dealing a blow to rule of law
  • But advocates say move is necessary as national security issues go beyond the scope of the Hong Kong authorities

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing between June 28 and 30. Photo: Getty Images The National People’s Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing between June 28 and 30. Photo: Getty Images
The National People’s Congress Standing Committee will meet in Beijing between June 28 and 30. Photo: Getty Images
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