Hong Kong national security law: city’s sole deputy to China’s top legislative body wants retroactivity, stiffer penalties to increase deterrent effect

Hong Kong national security law: city’s sole deputy to China’s top legislative body wants retroactivity, stiffer penalties to increase deterrent effect
Hong Kong’s sole deputy to the country’s top legislative body has said he will urge Chinese lawmakers to make the impending national security law retroactive and toughen its penalties to enhance its deterrent effect.Tam Yiu-chung made the comments on Saturday ahead of his trip to Beijing to attend a three-day meeting of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee from Sunday, along with 10 local delegates.The controversial legislation is expected to be put to vote next Tuesday, the last…