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Security law offenders in Hong Kong won't be sent to China trial: Report

The new law permits for the first time Chinese security agencies to open their establishments in Hong Kong

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China's parliament on Thursday approved a new controversial security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the former British territory. Chinese officials have clarified that those facing charges for offences committed in Hong Kong will not be sent to China to face trial under the new security law, Reuters reported.

China's annual political season, delayed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic ended today with its legislature, much on the expected lines endorsing the new security law for Hong Kong. The new law, Chinese security agencies can for the first time open their establishment

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 2:18 PM IST

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