Beijing has drafted a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFPBeijing has drafted a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Beijing has drafted a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

National security law: those convicted could face life imprisonment as Beijing holds meeting to finalise bill set to be passed imminently

  • Two sources say law will carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, contrary to earlier indications of a 10-year limit on jail terms
  • Explanations are given on choice of words that are not identical with Hong Kong’s common law system, one source says
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Beijing has drafted a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFPBeijing has drafted a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
Beijing has drafted a national security law for Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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