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The crushing of Hong Kong's civil society will be felt by all

National Security Law crackdown puts investors and business at risk too

| Hong Kong
Closed Victoria Park, where candlelight vigils used to be held on the anniversaries of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, pictured on June 4: So much has changed.   © Reuters

Patrick Poon is a visiting researcher at the Institute of Comparative Law at Meiji University in Tokyo.

The space for civil society in Hong Kong has drastically shrunk since the introduction of the city's National Security Law in 2020.

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