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Hong Kong Is a Colony Once More

With a far-reaching national-security law, overlords in a distant capital are again making decisions on the city’s behalf.

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, stood in front of reporters on Tuesday for the most consequential press conference of her time leading the city.

  • Timothy McLaughlin
  • The Atlantic

Prior to Lam stepping behind the podium, news had begun to stream in that officials in Beijing had passed a national-security law to be imposed on Hong Kong, the most significant…

The law, a direct result of Lam’s introduction and mismanagement of a proposed extradition bill last year, which had led to mass demonstrations, was…

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