Hong Kong Adopts Sweeping Security Laws, Bowing to Beijing

March 19, 2024

That law effectively silenced dissent in Hong Kong, sending opposition figures to jail or into exile. But China also insisted on a provision called Article 23, which required Hong Kong to draft a package of internal security laws to replace colonial-era sedition laws. But in recent months, the Chinese Communist Party has urged the Hong Kong government to enact Article 23 laws. One risk is that Hong Kong’s comparative business advantage over the mainland could be eroded, said Johannes Hack, the president of the German Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The post Hong Kong Adopts Sweeping Security Laws, Bowing to Beijing appeared first on New York Times.