Timeline Of China’s National Security Law In Hong Kong

The thread of China’s new National Security Law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) being vigorously enforced by the Chinese Communist Party Government in Beijing has had the desired chilling effect on political protests in Hong Kong that have been active for the last year.

Support for National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR

Here is the time line of that law:

Date Description
Oct 31 2019 Communist Party of China issues communique indicating the safe-guarding of national security needed improvement
May 22 2020 First public draft of the National Security Law for Hong Kong is given to China’s National Peoples Congress (NPC) for consideration
May 28 2020 China’s NPC votes to pass the National Security Law for Hong Kong draft and pressures Hong Kong to support it
June 3 2020 Hong Kong’s Beijing appointed Governor Carrie Lam meets with Chinese Vice Premier Hand Zheng to discuss the new law
June 6 2020 Hong Kong representatives of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) meet with the Hong Kong’s Liaison Office
June 8 2020 Hong Kong representatives of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) meet with the Hong Kong’s Liaison Office for a second day
June 20 2020 China’s NPC complete first review of the the National Security Law for Hong Kong draft
June 23 2020 Chinese officials hold 12 meetings with citizens of Hong Kong to here their opinions on the new National Security Law for Hong Kong
June 28 2020 China’s NPC complete second review of the the National Security Law for Hong Kong draft and it submitted for a final vote
June 29 2020 China legislative body unanimously votes to pass the National Security Law for Hong Kong and Chinese President Xi signs it into active law
June 30 2020 Nathan Law, one of the Hong Kong’s key protest leaders leaves Hong Kong to avoid potential arrest
July 1 2020 Most protestors abandon plans in fear of being arrested, but at least 10 pro-Hong Kong protesters are arrested under the new law
July 2 2020 Hong Kong Police announce they have arrested 11 people for unlawful assembly, obstructing and police officer and assault
July 3 2020 Hong Kong Police announce they have arrested 8 people for disclosing police officers personal data (home address, phone…) online
July 3 2020 Canada suspends Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong over concerns that the National Security Law will be used to inappropriately
July 9 2020 Australia suspends Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong over concerns that the National Security Law will be used to inappropriately

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