China draws Western rebuke over move to tighten grip on Hong Kong

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Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2020

China drew Western condemnation on Friday over plans for a national security law to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as it opened an annual congress that also laid bare the "immense" economic challenges caused by the coronavirus. The 3,000-member National People's Congress (NPC) began with a...

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Published on May 22, 2020 -  01:04
Scuffles break out between Hong Kong legislators over security freedoms
China has announced new national security legislation for Hong Kong that could threaten the city's traditional freedoms. Scuffles broke out in the Hong Kong Legislative Council on Friday as opposition members protested against the move. National security laws are routinely used on the Chinese mainland to jail critics of the ruling Communist Party.

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