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Still not too late for China to rethink Hong Kong law

Tampering with judicial autonomy risks exodus of people and money

A piece of legislation that shakes the very foundation of Hong Kong's freedom and prosperity has now been formally adopted by China. The Hong Kong national security law appeared out of the blue and was hastily discussed and passed in Beijing. The fact that it largely bypassed the territory's local legislature shows how authoritarian the move was.

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