Goodbye autonomy, welcome to Hong Kong, China – and we mean it now
Beijing imposed the ‘Safeguarding National Security’ law on Hong Kong on June 30 — just five weeks after announcing the move via a National People’s Congress motion. The law was directly inserted into the city’s Basic Law and avoided all the usual consultative and legislative processes.The draft was largely kept secret up to the minute it took effect. Even if China’s leaders were in a hurry, they could have given their Hong Kong subordinates some face by letting them appear involved.Instead, the peremptory manner of the law’s introduction made it clear Beijing was treating them with the same d...
Hong Kong Free Press