China passes Hong Kong security law: reports

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Published June 30, 2020, 10:32 AM

By Agence France-Presse

China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, multiple local media outlets in the city reported Tuesday, in what critics fear will herald a wave of mainland style political repression.

A government advertisement (L) promoting China’s national security law is displayed inside an MTR train station in Hong Kong (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The National Standing Committee, China’s top lawmaking body, unanimously approved the legislation on Tuesday morning, Now TV, RTHK and the South China Morning Post reported.

Beijing says the law banning subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces is needed to return stability to Hong Kong after a year of angry pro-democracy protests.

Opponents fear it will demolish the business hub’s

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