China adopted a controversial law on national security in Hong Kong

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The law was criticized in Europe and the United States.

The standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives adopted the law on national security in Hong Kong, reports the with reference to the Correspondent.

It is noted that the document will come into force on 1 July − the day of the 23rd anniversary of the transition of the former British enclave under the sovereignty of China. For the adoption of a legal act voted by all 162 member of the Supreme legislative body.

The text of the document has not been disclosed. It is expected to be published in the second half of the day Tuesday.

The new law is intended to deal with actions which threaten national security in Hong Kong. Among these threats of separatism, terrorism, undermining state power and collusion with foreign anti-China forces.

According to preliminary data, the document provides for the possibility of life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for the most serious offenders.

We will remind, on the development of the law on national security of Hong Kong, which will allow Beijing to set up its own special services and to ban protests, it became known in late may.

USA took the initiative of China as a violation of the Autonomous status of Hong Kong and started the process of abolition of all privileges, used by the special administrative region.