China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Aimed at Crushing Protests

Mary P. Humphrey

HONG KONG—China’s legislature accredited Tuesday a sweeping new law aimed at quashing threats to national protection in Hong Kong, rejecting Western criticism that Beijing’s endeavours will curb people’s freedoms in the protest-torn town. The laws was passed by senior Chinese lawmakers, according to Lau Siu-kai, a senior adviser to Beijing […]

HONG KONG—China’s legislature accredited Tuesday a sweeping new law aimed at quashing threats to national protection in Hong Kong, rejecting Western criticism that Beijing’s endeavours will curb people’s freedoms in the protest-torn town.

The laws was passed by senior Chinese lawmakers, according to Lau Siu-kai, a senior adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong policy. Drafted and accredited in an unusually immediate and opaque system, the law has stirred fears throughout pro-democracy teams, enterprises, schools and media about its probable…

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