The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said on numerous occasions that the clauses of the treaty were fulfilled at the time.
"It's not the last battle, there is a long term resistance (to the laws)".
"Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of liberty", the spokesman said. "But nothing is certain before we see the draft legislation".
"The governments want to shut us up and to kick us out", protester Roy Chan said. "They need to take into account the backlash from the global community as well". "Everyone is equal before the law".
When asked if journalists reporting on sensitive political issues could be penalized, Tam responded that companies should "seek professional legal advice" after the security laws are enacted.
China's top lawmaking committee is expected to adopt the law during sessions that end on Tuesday. Hong Kong media reported that it could carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Pro-democracy activists in the former British colony say they are bracing for implementation of the new legislation.
The EU also warned China it would face "very negative consequences" if it pressed ahead with the new bill.
Beijing said on Monday it will impose visa restrictions on USA individuals with "egregious conduct" on Hong Kong-related issues, mirroring US sanctions against unnamed Chinese officials deemed responsible for curbing freedoms in the city.
"Why are we still talking about a "national security law"? The Chinese side will continue to take strong measures to uphold national sovereignty, security and development interests", it said. "It will be a historic mission locally".
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The Chinese government would also be able to imprison violators of the law for up to 10 years.
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Alan Leong, chairman of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Civic Party, wrote that he agreed with Bütikofer's statement. "But my answer is simple: I won't go".
"Any "sanctions" imposed under the act will not create an obligation for financial institutions under Hong Kong law".
Despite the imminence of the security laws, the draft legislation that details the scope of offenses and penalties has not yet been made public.
When asked which officials exactly the restrictions target, Zhao said that they "knew this themselves, instinctively".
Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC standing committee, then tabled the finalized bill, according to Xinhua. The committee normally gathers once every two months. "The act and the so-called "sanctions" are totally unacceptable and will only harm the relations and common interests between Hong Kong and the USA", a government spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong police banned demonstrations against the national security law amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"Due to persisting social unrest, Hong Kong police have cautiously assessed the risks and believe that some participants of this public assembly and public procession may depart from the planned rally location and marching route and violently vandalise buildings as listed above", the letter published by the CHRF on Facebook says.