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China presses ahead with Hong Kong security bill over global outcry

Beijing undeterred by G-7 statement and Washington's Uighur sanctions

A protester waves a flag at a Hong Kong mall on June 12. There is concern that the proposed national security law will be used to crack down on pro-democracy protests in the city.   © Reuters

HONG KONG/BEIJING -- China's top legislature began deliberating Thursday a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that has drawn the "grave concern" of the Group of Seven nations.

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