Hong Kong security law will not be retroactive: Chinese official

Hong Kong security law will not be retroactive: Chinese official

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-06-15 15:41

SHENZHEN: Hong Kong's national security legislation will not punish people retroactively, a senior Chinese official said on Monday (Jun 15), touching on a key question raised by local residents, diplomats and foreign investors over the controversial law.  

Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, also said while Beijing must be able to have jurisdiction over the most serious national security cases, the financial hub should be responsible for most enforcement work.

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