China wants to introduce new offences in Hong Kong
Betrayal, riots and theft of state secrets are punished with the so-called security law in Hong Kong. Contacts abroad also become problematic.
In Hong Kong, further offences are to be listed in the future under the controversial security law. The authorities are working on appropriate local legislation, announced ex-police chief Chris Tang, who has meanwhile been appointed security chief of the Chinese particular administrative region, to several Chinese-loyal newspapers.
“We have recently paid less attention to espionage activities, and now we are examining whether we need to adjust that,” Tang told EastWeek magazine. The new offences are said to include treason, rioting and theft of state secrets. Measures are also to be taken to prevent “foreign political organizations” from operating in Hong Kong and prevent residents from coming into contact with them.