Last week, a Shanghai man was sentenced to 8 months in prison for throwing garbage from his upstairs apartment and injuring a woman below. The story was publicized as an early enforcement of a new crime, but occurred before the amendment took effect.
Was this a retroactive application of the new law?
There has been some confusion about how new national security legislation pushed through in Hong Kong (HKNSL) relates to mainland China’s National Security Law (NSL) and other legislation. A number of people have asked me to compare the two ‘National Security Laws’, but they are sufficiently different in character that a direct comparison might not make sense.