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Hong Kong's national security laws are designed to make the media self-censor | Tom Grundy

30 days ago   |   By The Guardian

The legislation imposed by China intends to make journalists tiptoe around ill-defined red lines. The need to hold power to account is growing Beijing's far-reaching security law was foisted on Hong Kong with breathtaking speed, sweeping aside guarantees of freedom of expression and freedom of the press overnight. Analogies of slow-boiling frogs and civil liberties suffering a “death by a thousand cuts” now feel redundant as independent media outlets scramble to future-proof themselves against vaguely worded legislation that carries a punishment of life imprisonment for crimes such as...
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Is the UK's ‘golden era' of relations with China now over?

30 days ago   |   By The Guardian

China and the UK have clashed in recent months over a draconian new security law in Hong Kong and the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Guardian's Tania Branigan examines whether a much-promoted ‘golden era' between the two countries is at an end In 2015 George Osborne, the then chancellor, promised a ‘golden decade' for Chinese-British relations as he drummed up support for new trade opportunities and inward investment. That has all changed after China imposed a harsh new security law in Hong Kong and now the UK government is preparing to backtrack on an agreement to use the Chinese firm...
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Hong Kong activist Nathan Law moves to Britain and vows fight will continue

30 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Law fled his home after Beijing's introduction of the national security law that punishes anti-China sentiment Nathan Law, one of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists, announced has relocated to Britain, five days after confirming he had fled his home because of Beijing's new security law. “My destination: London,” Law wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, his 27th birthday.
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China's new national security law in Hong Kong is a gut punch to the city's freedoms. It could mark the end of Hong Kong as we know it

China's new national security law in Hong Kong is a gut punch to the city's freedoms. It could mark the end of Hong Kong as we know it

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The new national security law in Hong Kong passed last month has wide-reaching consequences for the future of the city.
The new law, unilaterally imposed by China, bans all forms of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with a foreign country, in the name of China's national security. It threatens a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Residents of Hong Kong, legal scholars, pro-democracy activists, and rights groups have sounded the alarm over the severity of the new bill and have agreed that Hong Kong will now likely operate in a fundamentally different way than it has in the...
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