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HONG KONG’S NEW SECURITY LAW: WHY IT SCARES PEOPLE

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China has introduced a new national security law for Hong Kong.

Lawyers and legal experts have said China’s national security law for Hong Kong will fundamentally change the territory’s legal system.

It introduces new crimes with severe penalties up to life in prison and allows mainland security personnel to legally operate in Hong Kong with impunity.

The legislation gives Beijing extensive powers it has never had before to shape life in the territory far beyond the legal system.

Analysis of the law by NPC Observer, a team of legal experts from the United States and Hong Kong, identified what they consider a number of worrying aspects.