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China's top legislature starts standing committee session

BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, started its 20th session Sunday to review multiple bills, including a draft law on safeguarding national security in Hong Kong.

Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the first plenary meeting of the session.

Lawmakers heard a report on the deliberation of the draft law on safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Lawmakers also reviewed draft amendments to the Criminal Law and the Patent Law, and draft revisions to the Law on the Protection of Minors and the Administrative Penalty Law.

Other legislative documents include a draft export control law and a draft data security law. Enditem