We have carefully assessed the legislation.
Critics say it is the most significant erosion to date of Hong Kong's British-style rule of law and the high degree of autonomy that Beijing promised Hong Kong would enjoy at least through 2047 under a one country, two systems framework.
"With hostile forces in and outside of Hong Kong colluding with each other in recent years, the absence of relevant legal system and enforcement mechanisms ... has created major risks for China's national security", China's official state-run news agency Xinhua said in a commentary. She called the new law "the most significant development" in the relationship between China and the territory.
None of those exceptions apply here.
In this respect, the House will be particularly concerned by the potentially wide-ranging ability of the mainland authorities to take jurisdiction over certain cases, without any independent oversight, and to try those cases in the Chinese courts.
"The law also threatens the freedoms and rights protected by the Joint Declaration".
Raab described the new legislation as a 'flagrant assault on freedom of speech and freedom of protest'.
An earlier attempt to pass a security law in 2003 was dropped after hundreds of thousands of people marched in Hong Kong's streets against it. Beijing's new office in Hong Kong abides by Chinese law, and Hong Kong's legal system can not be expected to implement the laws of the mainland, said Zhang Xiaoming, Executive Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office.
For example, asking foreign organisations or authorities to adopt sanctions against the Hong Kong or Beijing government or generally provoking Hong Kong residents to "hate" the Beijing or Hong Kong government could count as collusion. If popular Western sites and social media networks are blocked in China, there is a good chance that they will also soon be blocked in Hong Kong.
In a post on Facebook after the enactment of the national security law, he said he hoped other Hong Kong people would be offered protection by Britain.
China has breached its worldwide obligations to the United Kingdom under the Joint Declaration.
It will be added to the Basic Law, Hong Kong's constitution.
We recognise its growth, its stature and the powerful role it can play in the world. It is precisely because we respect China, as a leading member of the global community, that we expect the Chinese government to meet its worldwide obligations, to live up to its worldwide responsibilities, ? he said.
It has failed to do so with respect to Hong Kong, by enacting legislation which violates its autonomy and threatens the strangulation of its freedoms.
"This is a grave and deeply disturbing step", he said of the Chinese law.
The measure also gives mainland security agencies the right to operate in Hong Kong and bring people to the mainland for trial.
After these five years, they will be able to apply for settled status. And for the overwhelming majority of Hong Kong residents, "they need not worry". The Home Office will put in place a simple, streamlined, application process, and I can reassure Honourable Members that there will be no quotas on numbers. We will have to wait for further details of the United Kingdom visa scheme offering a path to full United Kingdom citizenship.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that the Trump administration will do more to punish China - by reducing the special privileges of Hong Kong.
This was the first time a formal statement has been made at the Human Rights Council on this issue, and it was delivered through our diplomatic leadership.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on July 1 that the law was "an essential and timely decision for restoring stability in Hong Kong".
But, we will not look the other way on Hong Kong, and we will not duck our historic responsibilities to its people.
"Everyone knows that public health is only an excuse to deprive our civil liberties under the National Security Law", Civil Human Rights Front, a group that has organized the march every year since 1997, said in a statement.
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