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China on Tuesday morning unilaterally passed a new national security law for Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post, a move that experts say will further erode the semi-autonomous city’s waning freedoms.
According to SCMP, the law was unanimously approved by 162 members of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Beijing’s top legislative body.
The outlet said the legislation is expected to carry a maximum penalty of life in jail.
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China on Tuesday morning unilaterally passed a new national security law for Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post, a move that experts say will further erode the semi-autonomous city’s waning freedoms.

According to SCMP, the law was unanimously approved by 162 members of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Beijing’s top legislative body. The outlet said the legislation, which has not yet been made public by China, is expected to carry a maximum penalty of life in jail.

China agreed to draft and force the new legislation on Hong Kong in a largely rubber-stamp vote last month, prompting widespread protests in the territory. The law was expected to ban secession, subversion, and collusion with …read more


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