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Is China aiming to break the spirit of Hong Kong’s democrats?

The new national security law threatens Hong Kong’s autonomy and way of life

The city of Hong Kong was stunned, and there was sharp condemnation from the rest of the world

  • Antony Dapiran
  • NewStatesman

The National People’s Congress in Beijing formalised a decision to step in over the heads of Hong Kong’s duly elected legislature, imposing a new national security law directly on the city.

The vote in China’s parliament took place on 28 May and passed with near-unanimous support.

The violent anti-CCP nature of the past year’s protests and increasing calls among some activists for Hong…

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