Hong Kong to add to list of crimes under national security law, says Carrie Lam

The main chamber of the Legislative Council. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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HONG KONG - The list of crimes will be expanded when the city enacts its own national security law, Chief Executive Carrie Lam told legislators meeting in Parliament for the first time on Wednesday (Jan 12)  after being elected under a so-called "patriots only" rule.

Mrs Lam did not elaborate when she said that her government would come up with legislation that met the needs of Article 23 under the Basic Law, or the city's mini Constitution. Under Article 23, Hong Kong is to enact its own national security law.

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