Besides the highly anticipated economic plan and first-ever civil code, deputies to the National People's Congress or NPC voted to move ahead with the draft of national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The mood in Taiwan toward China has further soured since China's parliament passed new national security legislation for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong on Thursday.
Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 under an agreement that guaranteed the territory 50 years of autonomy and freedoms unknown to the rest of the country, under the principle of "One country, two systems".
The U.S. administration of President Donald Trump has pledged to take "powerful" action against China, while Beijing has claimed that Hong Kong is the nation's "internal affairs", lambasting Washington for interfering in the territory's issue.
The move, which would also allow Chinese intelligence to set up agencies in Hong Kong, has however reignited protests in Hong Kong as thousands took to the streets over the past week to oppose the new laws, prompting police to fire pepper pellets in the heart of the city's financial district to disperse crowds. "No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground".
But the timing of a potential announcement could come at a time of increasingly heated rhetoric about the imposition of national security laws on Hong Hong in violation of the Sino-British accord.
The U.S. Senate proposed a bipartisan bill last week that would sanction officials and entities involved in the execution of new national security laws in Hong Kong and penalize banks that do businesses with those entities.
A key question for the U.K.is how to help the 300,000 people in Hong Kong who have British National (Overseas) passports.
Having successfully stabilized the domestic population, Xi has turned his sights on Hong Kong, where months of anti-China street protests past year roused the Beijing regime's ire.
The US Department of State said it could "no longer certify that Hong Kong continues to warrant (differential) treatment" from Beijing.
China is one step closer to having near total control over Hong Kong.
The Chinese government says the legislation will tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.
After his release, he fled Hong Kong and reopened his store in the Taiwanese capital previous year.
Serious consideration of the visa revocation proposal, first reported by The New York Times, has faced opposition from USA universities and scientific organizations who depend on tuition fees paid by Chinese students to offset other costs.
"I have been feeling depressed", she said.
China's foreign ministry office in Hong Kong called Pompeo's declaration "utterly imperious, unreasonable and shameless", and told the United States to "immediately stop meddling" in Hong Kong's affairs.
Hoo Hong-ching, chairman of the Basic Law Institute, said that the current laws of Hong Kong relevant to safeguarding national security are hard to be effectively implemented, making the enacting and promulgating of the national security laws in Hong Kong an urgent task. "In Hong Kong it is vague, comprehensive, equivocal and recently extended to include conduct that constitutes a "serious threat to national security" ".
Australia has joined the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada in scolding China for the security crackdown.