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  • China to impose sweeping security law in Hong Kong, heralding end of city’s autonomy

    China to impose sweeping security law in Hong Kong, heralding end of city’s autonomy

    China's Communist Party will impose a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong by fiat during the annual meeting of its top political body, officials said Thursday, criminalizing "foreign interference" along with secessionist activities and subversion of state power.

    H/T: Washington Post

    “Beijing has opted for the most risky route,” said Ho-Fung Hung, a professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University. “It will show the world that ‘one country, two systems’ is, if not already over, almost over.”

    He added: “It will be very difficult for anyone, especially the United States, to say Hong Kong is still autonomous and viable.”

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