More than 100,000 Australians live in Hong Kong.
In it, they said that imposing the security law would undermine the "one country, two systems" framework agreed before Hong Kong was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
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The National People's Congress Standing Committee - which is likely to meet next in June - will now be tasked with formulating the legislation, which Beijing has said must be done "at an early date". But they haven't implemented the security law yet.
Protesters hold a British National (Overseas) passport and Hong Kong colonial flag in a shopping mall during a protest against China's national security legislation for the city, in Hong Kong, Friday, May 29, 2020.
Article 23 of the Basic Law states that Hong Kong shall enact laws "to prohibit any act of treason, secession, sedition, subversion against the Central People's Government (CPG)", theft of state secrets, and political organisations tied to foreign governments.More news: Windows 10 May 2020 Update is brimming with annoying issues
Lam and four other Hong Kong booksellers who published salacious titles about China's leadership vanished at the end of 2015, reappearing months later in police custody in mainland China.
Although the administration could still waive consequences, the U.S. law says that Hong Kong would lose the trading advantages, including lower tariffs, that it enjoys with the world's largest economy.
He fled to self-ruled, democratic Taiwan previous year after the Hong Kong government announced a now-scrapped proposal to allow extraditions to China, and re-opened his bookshop there last month.More news: Tom Cruise's space movie to be directed by 'Edge Of Tomorrow' maker
A request by the U.S. to bring the matter before the United Nations Security Council earlier this week was blocked by China.
China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian added that it would not allow the United States to "kidnap" the UN Security Council for its own purposes. As Hong Kong's stability and prosperity are jeopardized by the new imposition, we call on the Government of China to work with the Hong Kong SAR Government and the people of Hong Kong to find a mutually acceptable accommodation that will honour China's worldwide obligations under the UN-filed Sino-British Joint Declaration. "President Trump, I am confident, is going to take that on", Pompeo said, without confirming an announcement would come Friday.
While Beijing initially hoped to use its "one country, two systems" formula for Taiwan, it has begun to threaten the island nation more openly and directly, the British magazine reported.More news: Faltering Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide, including 4,600 in France
The state department has yet to respond to a query from The Epoch Times.