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China Approves Hong Kong Security Law, Risking U.S. Anger

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

China's top legislative body approved a landmark national security law for Hong Kong, a sweeping attempt to quell dissent that risks U.S. retaliation and the city's appeal as a financial hub.
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Activists Vow to March Against China Law: Hong Kong Update

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Hong Kong was bracing for China to hand down sweeping security legislation, as the U.S. took steps to roll back special trading privileges that help maintain the former British colony's status as an international commercial hub.
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U.S. Restricts Hong Kong's Access to Sensitive Technology Over Security Law

1 month ago   |   By Time

The Trump administration made it harder to export sensitive American technology to Hong Kong, escalating pressure on China as lawmakers in Beijing prepared to hand down a national security law that limits the former British colony's autonomy.
The U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement Monday that the security legislation, which China's top legislative body approved Tuesday, raised concerns about the transfer of key technology. The Commerce Department said it was suspending regulations allowing special treatment to Hong Kong over things including export license...
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China passes controversial national security law for Hong Kong

China passes controversial national security law for Hong Kong

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

HONG KONG - Hong Kong media are reporting that China has approved a contentious law that would allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, sparking fears that it would be used to curb opposition voices in the semi-autonomous territory. The South China Morning Post newspaper and public broadcaster RTHK,...
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Reports: China passes national security law for Hong Kong

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

Hong Kong media say China has approved a contentious security law that would allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong national security law unanimously passed by Beijing, expected to become effective on July 1

Hong Kong national security law unanimously passed by Beijing, expected to become effective on July 1

1 month ago   |   By Politico

This story is being published on POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on June 30, 2020.
Beijing's top legislative body has unanimously passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.
The law, approved by the National People's Congress Standing Committee on Tuesday, is expected to carry a maximum penalty of life in jail.
Sources told
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China passes controversial Hong Kong nat'l security law: reports

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Law expected to come into force for July 1, and represents most radical change in Hong Kong since 1997 handover.
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Hong Kong National Security Law Passes in Beijing Amid Global Concern

1 month ago   |   By Time

A national security law for Hong Kong was passed on Tuesday by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing, amid international criticism and fear among pro-democracy figures in the former British colony.
The law prohibits acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.
The full text of the legislation has not yet been released, and even Hong Kong's top official, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, acknowledged in a press conference shortly after the passage that she had not seen a full draft. Local media reports that the law is expected to come...
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China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Granting Beijing Sweeping Powers

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Lawmakers in Beijing voted in a process that has been criticized for its secrecy and haste. The law will extend the Communist Party's reach into Hong Kong.
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China passes sweeping national security laws for Hong Kong, further crushing the city's autonomy

China passes sweeping national security laws for Hong Kong, further crushing the city's autonomy

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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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