FIRST PERSON CHARGED UNDER HONG KONG’S CONTROVERSIAL NEW LAW

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The first person in Hong Kong to be prosecuted under the city’s sweeping new national security law was denied bail after appearing in court on Monday 6 July. Hong Kong police made their first arrests the day after China’s central government passed the controversial law. Thousands defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest the…

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CHINA’S PROPOSED SECURITY LAW LEADS TO NEW HONG KONG PROTESTS

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Protests have erupted again in Hong Kong after Beijing announced a proposed national security bill that could threaten Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The law would allow Beijing to set up intelligence agencies in Hong Kong, with the aim of “tackling secession, subversion, and terrorist activities.” Chinese Secretary for Security John Lee cited an increase in terrorism…

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