Fear and fighting spirit in Hong Kong as China 'rams through' security law

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Beijing’s push to impose legislation is seen as fresh rallying point for an anti-government movement that had lost focus

Hong Kongers entered fight or flight mode on Friday, reacting with shock and anger to the Chinese parliament’s push to impose national security laws in the territory. While some vowed to fight against a move they fear will end the international business hub’s autonomy, others planned to flee.

China announced on Thursday night that it would “establish and improve a legal framework and mechanism for safeguarding national security” in Hong Kong by legislating in the National People’s Congress, in effect bypassing the territory’s own legislature.

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