Beijing has revealed plans to promulgate laws to prevent, stop and punish behaviours in Hong Kong that it deems a threat to national security. The laws will likely be inserted into the city’s mini-constitution, bypassing the local legislature, in order to criminalise subversion, secession, foreign interference and terrorism. The move has alarmed democrats, civil society groups and trade partners, as such laws have been used broadly to silence and punish dissidents in China.

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Why I wrote my new book, Liberate Hong Kong: Stories From The Freedom Struggle

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Regina Ip is no stranger to political storms. The Executive Council member endured a widespread backlash over an effort to implement national security legislation in 2003, a saga that led to her resignation as security chief. It is no surprise then that the outspoken pro-Beijing lawmaker has found herself a prominent voice in the latest debate […]

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