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Hong Kong's national security law is end of city's freedom

China is betraying its promises and trying to instill fear

| Hong Kong
Activist Joshua Wong speaks to the media against Beijing's plans to impose national security law on May 22: Hong Kong's freedom is likely to end soon.   © Reuters

Nathan Law Kwun-chung is a former Hong Kong legislator and founding chairperson of pro-democracy activist group Demosisto. He is currently studying for a master's program at Yale University.

When China's parliament announced its plan to introduce a national security law in Hong Kong on Thursday, the public responded immediately by calling it "the end of the city." This is how strongly they felt about Beijing's latest attempt to tighten its grip on the semi-autonomous city and crack down on dissidents' voices across the border.

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