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Hong Kong prepares for Beijing's new national security laws

Activists brace for possible arrest and extradition to mainland China

Riot police ask people tell crowds to disperse during a June 28 protest against the looming national security legislation in Hong Kong.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China's top legislative body began a three-day meeting on Sunday to discuss national security laws for Hong Kong, which are expected to take effect immediately after the session ends on Tuesday.

Chinese media reported that the legislation had been reviewed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Global Times, a newspaper under the Chinese Communist Party, said that Sunday's discussions had ended "with a general consensus."

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