The Chinese National People’s Congress is set to pass a new law designed to force Hong Kong into submission.

The move clearly shows the world that Beijing intends to have the last word, says DW editor Dang Yuan.

As 2,897 representatives from across China gathered in the Great Hall of the People for the annual Chinese National People’s Congress on Friday, the first point of order was not the seemingly all-consuming topic of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, it was a domestic policy issue to address “national security risks in Hong Kong” — an unprecedented move for China’s pretend parliament , one that clearly showed the world that Beijing has no intention of loosening its grip on Hong Kong.

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