The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson LeeThe central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong national security law: no reason to keep draft secret, say legal experts

  • Under mainland Chinese law, legislative drafts should be released for consultation for at least 30 days, unless senior leaders decide otherwise
  • But one reason Beijing is keeping bill under wraps is to avoid another wave of violence, says former security of justice
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson LeeThe central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
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