SCMP: China’s top legislative body set to endorse anti-sanctions law for Hong Kong next month by inserting the provisions into city’s mini-constitution

  • State media says National People’s Congress Standing Committee is meeting in August to discuss adding more national legislation to Hong Kong’s mini-constitution
  • Source says that includes the anti-sanctions law, which is Beijing’s response to the West’s sanctions over national security legislation imposed on Hong Kong

China’s top legislative body is set to endorse as early as next month imposing a new anti-sanctions law on Hong Kong by inserting the provisions into the city’s mini-constitution, the Post has learned.

Such a move would ensure that Hong Kong officials could coordinate with the rest of the nation in retaliating against punitive actions the West imposed on authorities, one analyst argued.

State media reported on Tuesday that the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee would convene a session from August 17 to 20 in Beijing on bringing more national legislation within the scope of the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s mini-constitution.

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