Hong Kong crisis: China presents security laws banning subversion and separatism

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China reveals details of sweeping law it plans to impose on Hong Kong, overriding territory’s constitution and prompting threat of US retaliation

China’s proposal for imposing new national security laws on Hong Kong would bar subversion, separatism or acts of foreign interference against the central government and would allow the central government to set up “security organs” in the territory, according to a draft decision.

The Communist party’s efforts to impose a national security law have been widely interpreted as a move to take full control over the territory, racked by pro-democracy protests for the last year. Critics say it will in effect erase the “one country, two systems” framework that is meant to grant Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy.

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