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NATIONAL SECURITY LAW

Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee delivers his annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 25, 2023
Hong Kong's leader says to create new national security law in 2024
Pro-democracy protests rocked the finance hub in 2019, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to call for more autonomy from China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 8, 2022
Beijing laws are the barrier to improving Hong Kong’s human rights image
To improve Hong Kong's deteriorating image, the starting point is at home, not overseas
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 5, 2021
Hong Kong’s colonial-era sedition laws are back
The use of sedition laws also implies that Hong Kong society will be further placed under surveillance with the integration of the new national security law along with other draconian rules.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY
Jul 8, 2020
A special ‘birthday gift’ for Hong Kong
China has forced a new national security law onto the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. While the new law was anticipated, few thought it would be as draconian as it is, with unprecedented scope and reach. The legislation threatens fundamental freedoms that characterized life in Hong Kong and distinguished it from that on the mainland. The question today is whether imposition of this law signals the emergence of a new China, or whether Hong Kong is truly “special” and this legislation is merely an extension of Beijing’s authoritarianism to the former British-run enclave.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 8, 2020
America’s Hong Kong approach does more harm than good
Washington intends to signal its resolve to Beijing, but Hong Kong is not reliant on U.S. goodwill.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 6, 2020
Who lost Hong Kong on June 30?
While Xi Jinping may feel that he is winning the battle over Hong Kong, he is actually losing the war against the international community.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 3, 2020
Hong Kong brokers are already reading from Beijing’s script
Some worry that the national security law will compromise analysts' credibility. It's a bit late for that.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 2, 2020
Hong Kong national security law: Is China aiming to save the golden goose?
Japan needs to continue to convey to Beijing that the new national security law must be carefully implemented to ensure the 'One country, two systems' model stays intact.

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