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China’s proposed national security law could end Hong Kong as we know it
China will move to pass a hugely controversial national security law for Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest blow to the city’s autonomy and civil liberties since its handover to Chinese rule in 1997. CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Hong Kong is known for being a “city of protest,” with people taking to the streets by the hundreds of thousands to hold their government to account.
Long before the Umbrella Movement or last year’s sustained political unrest, this reputation was cemented in 2003, when mass marches against a proposed anti-sedition law known as Article 23 succeeded in forcing the government to shelve the legislation. Chinas proposed national security law News China looks to set up national security agencies in Hong KongThe Financial Times14 minutes agoChina’s national security agencies will set up operations directly in Hong Kong under proposed new subversion laws that critics ... In the 17 years since, despite promises to do so and much prodding from Beijing, no Hong Kong administration has dared restart this process.
Author: Analysis by James Griffiths CNN
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