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Hong Kong protests

China to hold forums for Hong Kong security bill on mainland only

Beijing reiterates 'firm determination' in proceeding with new law

Chinese delegates at the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China will host open forums to solicit views on the pending national security laws covering Hong Kong, but they will be held on the mainland, the territory's chief executive, Carrie Lam, told reporters on Wednesday.

She spoke in Beijing after a three-hour meeting with Chinese officials including Vice Premier Han Zheng, Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi and Xia Baolong, the government's point man on Hong Kong affairs.

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