The NatSec law in English.
From HKFP, a basic explainer covering all the main points.
NPC Observer goes through the legal horrors, not least of which is the lack of definitions for phrases in a large number of proscribed acts, such as ‘provoking by unlawful means hatred among Hong Kong residents towards the central government or Hong Kong government, which is likely to cause serious consequences’, plus the extraterritoriality clauses.
As Donald Clarke writing in the China Collection says, the real issue is not the words but the new institutions and processes – unaccountable NatSec bodies, secrecy, vetted judges, direct Mainland jurisdiction and so on…
Language matters only if there are institutions that will make it matter. This whole law is about avoiding the involvement of such institutions.
Reuters on Beijing agents’ immunity from local laws…
Significantly, the law allows Beijing to create a new national security agency in the city able to take enforcement action beyond existing Hong Kong laws in the most serious cases.
It even specifies that local authorities cannot inspect agents’ vehicles.
A QC notes, among other things, how the CCP’s ‘foreign forces’ conspiracy theory has been written into the law.