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In full: Official English translation of the Hong Kong national security law

Below is the full text of Hong Kong’s controversial new national security law. For context, read our explainer. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Contents Chapter I General Principles Chapter II The Duties and the Government Bodies of the Hong Kong Special […]

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Hong Kong police chief says public has full confidence in the force

Hong Kong’s Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo has said the public has full confidence in the force, citing a number of surveys. Lo was speaking at a passing-out parade of probationary inspectors and police constable recruits at the Hong Kong Police College on Saturday. Members of the press were not notified beforehand, unlike in previous years. Lo said in […]

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Video: In Full – Ex-Xinjiang detainee Mihrigul Tursun’s full testimony at the US congressional hearing

Mihrigul Tursun, a Uyghur Muslim previously detained in Chinese “political re-education” camps in Xinjiang, gave testimony at a hearing held by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China last month. Below is a complete transcript and video of her account. Read Tursun’s testimony in full: Co-Chairman Rubio, Co-Chairman Smith, and members of the Commission, I would like to thank […]

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At its embassy in Sweden, China’s new assertive attitude to diplomacy is on full display

By Jojje Olsson Around the world, Chinese embassies are growing increasingly active and assertive. However, in few places is this as obvious as in Sweden, where the ambitious ambassador assumed his post in August last year. The appointment might have been confusing for some. Not long after his arrival in Stockholm, Gui told Chinese-language media that he had […]

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In full: How the world responded to China’s human rights record at the UN

By Ye Shiwei On 6 November 2018, China underwent the third peer review of its human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council, through a State-led process known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). 150 countries made more than 340 recommendations to China. A partially completed, draft outcome report has been published which includes […]

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In full: 83 politicians, activists and organisations condemn passing of new Hong Kong security law

Ninety politicians and organisations from across the world have issued a joint statement condemning Beijing’s passing of a national security law for Hong Kong. They called on countries to impose Magnitsky-style sanctions against Chinese and Hong Kong officials complicit in the passing of the new legislation, and urged the implementation of “lifeboat” schemes for Hongkongers […]

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In full: UK outlines ‘deep concerns’ over Hong Kong, urges independent inquiry into protests

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday expressed his “deep concern” at the ongoing turmoil in Hong Kong and repeated a call for an independent inquiry to “rebuild trust”. In its latest six-monthly report to parliament on Hong Kong, the UK government chronicles its alarm at months of unrest and its strong opposition to China’s national security law. […]

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In full: UK urges China to ‘step back from the brink’ over Hong Kong security law

Britain on Tuesday urged China to think again about trying to assert more control over Hong Kong, after concern Beijing was trying to stifle dissent in the semi-autonomous city. “There is time for China to reconsider,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said of a proposed national security law Beijing brought in after a wave of pro-democracy protests. […]

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Hong Kong leader appeals to public for ‘full understanding’ and ‘staunch support’ of national security law

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has appealed for citizens to show “full understanding” and “staunch support” for the national security law in an open letter published in newspapers on Friday. It came a day after China’s parliament approved plans to impose legislation to criminalise secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in Hong Kong. The […]

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In full: 191 parliamentarians and policymakers from 23 countries slam Beijing for ‘assault’ on Hong Kong freedoms and rule of law

A coalition of 191 parliamentarians and policymakers from 23 countries have issued a statement condemning Beijing’s “unilateral introduction of national security legislation in Hong Kong,’ and calling for sympathetic governments to unite against this ‘flagrant breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.” The letter comes after Beijing announced plans to roll out national security legislation in […]