National security law for Hong Kong tops agenda of three-day meeting of China’s legislative body, with draft disclosure not expected before bill’s passage squib

Beijing’s sweeping national security law for Hong Kong was the priority at a special meeting of China’s top legislative body on Sunday, a local delegate has revealed.But pro-establishment heavyweight Ip Kwok-him, who was in Beijing to observe the discussion, remained tight-lipped over the draft of the legislation, refusing to disclose whether the law would carry a life sentence or be retroactive.“I can only say the bill has been clearly drafted,” he said, adding that details were unlikely to be…
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