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Seven articles of the draft decision

China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-23 00:00

· Article 1 states clearly that the country will unswervingly, fully and faithfully implement the principles of "one country, two systems", "the people of Hong Kong governing Hong Kong", and a high degree of autonomy; stresses taking necessary measures to establish and improve the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security, as well as prevent, stop and punish activities endangering national security in accordance with the law.

· Article 2 states clearly that the country resolutely opposes interference in HKSAR affairs by any foreign or external forces in any form and will take necessary countermeasures.

· Article 3 specifies that it is the HKSAR's constitutional responsibility to safeguard national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity; stresses that the HKSAR must complete the national security legislation stipulated in the Basic Law of the HKSAR at an early date and the HKSAR's administrative, legislative and judicial organs must, in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, effectively prevent, stop and punish acts endangering national security.

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