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Beijing seen rushing to enact national security law for Hong Kong before Sept polls

BEIJING - Hong Kong's national security law was expected to be implemented on a fast-track basis, but the sense of added urgency was clearly apparent with China's top lawmaking body announcing it would meet again barely a week after its last meeting.

Since the resolution to pass the law was adopted during the annual parliamentary session in Beijing last month, there was a sense that the legislation could be in place within months.

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