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Beijing approves national security law seen as threatening Hong Kong's autonomy

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

China's top legislature on Thursday approved a controversial national security bill tailor-made for Hong Kong.
The National People's Congress , China's top political organ, voted to move forward with the law on the last day of its annual meeting in Beijing. Lawmakers in China will draft the legislation in the coming months, and it's expected to take effect in September.
The law bans sedition, secession, and subversion of China's central government. Critics say it threatens civil liberties in Hong Kong and undermines the “one country, two systems” arrangement that separates the region's...
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Hong Kong Security Plan Is Approved, Tightening China's Hold

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Beijing ordered that a new law be written to extend many of mainland China's security practices to Hong Kong, creating broad powers to quash unrest.
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China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

China passed new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy.
The proposal was voted on by the annual and largely rubber-stamp National People's Congress on Thursday afternoon, allowing China to unilaterally force national security laws in Hong Kong.
Critics have said the new laws spell the "end of Hong Kong" and its freedoms. The aggressive action has already prompted renewed protests in the city.
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Asian stocks turn red as Hong Kong tensions sour mood

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Asian shares erased gains and the yuan languished on Thursday on growing worries China's planned security law for Hong Kong would spark a broader diplomatic confrontation with the United States.
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US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The US mission to the UN accused China of exploiting the world's preoccupation with the spread of the new coronavirus to further erode Hong Kong's freedoms.
Tensions between the US and China are escalating over China's move to unilaterally impose national security laws onto Hong Kong .
In a statement on Wednesday, the US called out China's aggressive actions as a matter of global security and called for a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council.
In response, China's mission to the UN refused the US request to convene a UNSC meeting, calling the US "the trouble maker of the world."
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