HKSAR National security legislation embodies aspirations of deputies to the NPC: Legislative Affairs Commission spokesperson

The decision adopted by China's national legislature Thursday on the national security legislation for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) fully embodies the aspirations of deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC), a spokesperson of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee said Thursday.

The decision also reflects the common will and fundamental interests of the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, including Hong Kong compatriots, spokesperson Zang Tiewei said.

"The decision is of significant importance for upholding and improving the 'one country, two systems' institutional system, safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests, maintaining Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability as well as protecting the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong compatriots," Zang said.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency