Macau Law A ‘Bad Example’ For HK

From BBC News:

A new state security law has taken effect in Macau to punish crimes of treason, secession or subversion against the Chinese government.

It also punishes what it calls “preparatory acts” of these crimes, and the theft of state secrets.

Rights watchdogs have criticised the ambiguous, catch-all language of the law.

Democrat legislators have said the law in Macau is intended by China to set an example for less pliant Hong Kong.

March 3, 2009 9:48 PM
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Categories: Hong Kong, Politics