China Passes Controversial Hong Kong Security Law

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China has formally adopted a controversial security law, giving it new powers over Hong Kong and deepening fears for its freedoms.

It is set to criminalise secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces, but will also effectively curtail protests and freedom of speech.
Edit: BBC link doesn't want to work. using CNN instead


 
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Local reports say the penalties for national security crimes will range from three to 10 years in prison, with life imprisonment for “serious cases”. The law is not supposed to be applied retroactively, although any actions that have “endangered the state” in the past two years could be used as evidence in courts, they say.