Next Media Li Zhiying was approved by the court to hire Tim Owen, Queen’s Counsel of the United Kingdom, to defend the national security case. After the government’s final appeal failed, it suggested to the central government to submit the law to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for interpretation.
The Standing Committee held a meeting in Beijing for four consecutive days starting today (27th). Xinhua News Agency reported that Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, was entrusted by the State Council to explain the proposal to interpret the relevant provisions of the "Hong Kong National Security Law" at the meeting.
In his capacity as chief executive and chairman of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region National Security Committee, Lee Ka-chao welcomed and thanked the central government for accepting his proposal, and submitted the proposal to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to explain the relevant provisions of the "Hong Kong National Security Law", which was included in the agenda of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Li Jiachao said he would pay close attention to the results of the deliberations of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
The 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress held its first plenary meeting this morning (27th) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. It was chaired by Li Zhanshu, chairman of the committee, and was held on-site and via video. A total of 136 people attended .
Tan Huizhu, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee, attended the meeting. When asked by the media, she said that it would be better if she could handle the interpretation session this time.
She said that the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress usually meets every two months. If the issue of interpretation can be resolved this time, both the prosecution and the defense will have two more months to file the case.
Li Jiachao went to Beijing last week to report on his duties to President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. When summarizing his itinerary, he said that he "believes that the central government will make a decision soon." At that time, it has received full support from the central government agencies stationed in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office.
The Li Zhiying case︱Xia Baolong explained to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress that he submitted the law interpretation bill. Soon or tomorrow will receive the draft of Li Zhiying's case︱Li Jiachao believes that the central government will soon decide Tan Yaozong's description of the latest news: as soon as the end of the month