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Hong Kongers get creative to show opposition to security law

People need to 'be bold, be wise, but be careful,' Emily Lau Wai-hing says

A woman walks past a poster for the National Security Law in Hong Kong.   © AFP/Jiji

HONG KONG -- For the first 23 years after Britain handed Hong Kong back to China, residents of the territory remained free to express their views about the handover, the mainland and much more.

But now, one year after the China-imposed, stringent National Security Law (NSL) took effect, many Hong Kong residents are afraid to raise their voices. While some continue to be outspoken, government actions like those that caused the closure of Apple Daily are discouraging people from speaking up.

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