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Listen: China's New Security Law Threatens Hong Kong's Traditional Freedoms.

: 05/22/2020 - 16:38

China's announced new national security legislation for Hong Kong which could threaten the city's traditional freedoms.

The law covers a wide range of things - including "subverting state power" - and these types of powers are often used on the Chinese mainland to jail critics of the ruling Communist Party.

But Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam insists people's rights will not be affected, and claims opposition parties are refusing to co-operate.

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