National People’s Congress concluded with resolution to proceed with controversial law for the city

Normally held in March, the 2020 gatherings were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic

China’s annual parliamentary session wrapped up with the passage of a controversial resolution to craft a national security law for Hong Kong, and a pledge to boost the economy which has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

– which is usually held in March but was delayed because of the pandemic – concluded with an endorsement by lawmakers of Premier Li Keqiang’s government work report 

The congress wrapped up amid heightening tensions between the US and China, with the Trump administration telling Congress just one day earlier that 

Li is holding a press conference to mark the end of the parliamentary session. Here is the

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