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China Considers New Security Law in Hong Kong

HeadlineMay 22, 2020

China’s most important political event of the year, the National People’s Congress, has begun after a two-month delay due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Congress is expected to approve a new security law in Hong Kong that would reportedly criminalize “foreign interference,” “secessionist activities” and the “subversion of state power.” Opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong claim such a move would end the autonomy of the former British colony, which has been rocked by protests over the past year. Dennis Kwok is a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council.

Dennis Kwok: “I just want to say to the international community that this is the end of Hong Kong. This is the end of 'one country, two systems.' Make no mistake about it, that Beijing, the Central People’s Government, has completely breached its promise to the Hong Kong people.”

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