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Hong Kong passes national security law

The Parliament of the Special Administrative Region has ratified the law imposed and passed by Beijing. The law criminalizes acts of protest that can be considered subversion, terrorism and conspiracy with foreign forces to affect national security

Hong Kong adopted the national security law imposed by Beijing, making the biggest change to its mini constitution to date, the South China Morning Post reports. Chinese President Xi Jinping passed the law today, just a month after the legislative proposal was submitted to the Beijing Parliament. Soon after, Hong Kong adopted it in its new legal system. Consequences are expected in international relations and also internal upheavals with possible new protests.

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong is not afraid of U.S. sanctions In the Chinese Parliament, the law passed unanimously with the votes of 162 delegates, on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s transition from British sovereignty to China. Beijing described the national security law as a “sword” that hangs over those who threaten the stability of the territory, in a clear message to protests led by groups of young people that have been going on for months.

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