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.”
One of many moving images from #HongKong today:— Michael Johns (@michaeljohns) May 25, 2020
Arrested for protesting #China's Communist Party's illegal laws, which would end freedom of expression and assembly in Hong Kong, this brave woman gestures with her bound hands:
"Five demands, not one less."#HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/yvHH5550IL
May 24th, 2020— Things China Doesn't Want You To Know (@TruthAbtChina) May 24, 2020
Hong Kong Protests against the CCP's plan to bypass the #HK legislature and make it illegal to say anything negative about the Chinese government, even online.
Ongoing coverage of today's protests will be tweeted here.
Watch the moment when rioters beat Chan Tze-chin, a local lawyer in #HongKong, for not supporting their illegal activities on Sunday. Police arrested some 180 people during the illegal acts that involved road blockades and arson. pic.twitter.com/3oYpkvIrAu— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) May 25, 2020
If Beijing follows through on its plan to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, “it will be a huge test for the Trump administration as to whether its tough talk on China is just talk.” The vote is May 28. https://t.co/zA3GLbbUoI— Lisa Abramowicz (@lisaabramowicz1) May 24, 2020
Largest public Hong Kong protest gathering since the start of #COVID outbreak. #HKers defy 8-person-max group gathering rule to protest against China's recent #NationalSecurityLaw plan, which effectively erases one country, two systems. pic.twitter.com/oGxRCKf06H— The Epoch Times Hong Kong (@EpochTimesHK) May 24, 2020
This is what prompted the tear gas:— Things China Doesn't Want You To Know (@TruthAbtChina) May 24, 2020
Hong Kong police are in retreat as protesters advance and throw various objects at them.
To see the #HKpolice in retreat is a rare and inspiring sight to see on the streets of Hong Kong! pic.twitter.com/MgKJZB6GRy