China aims at introducing new security law for Hong Kong

China aims at introducing new security law for Hong Kong
Beijing: China has planned to introduce a new security law for Hong Kong to better safeguard the special administrative region in response to violent pro-democracy protests that caused massive turmoil in the city.

According to Xinhua news, National People's Congress, China's top legislature will take the new law at its annual session which will start on Friday.

If it new legislation is allowed, the move likely to curb unrest in the region, which was returned to China from Britain in 1997.

Chinese parliamentary session in an introductory meeting, according to Xinhua news, has adopted an item to review a bill "on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security".

The South China Morning Post newspaper, citing sources, claimed that the new law would ban secession, foreign interference, "terrorism" and all seditious activities aimed at toppling the central government.