Hong Kong Publishes China’s Security Law Aimed at Crushing Protests

HONG KONG—Hours after China’s legislature passed a new national-security law for Hong Kong, the city’s government published the complete document for the first time, revealing the full scope of legislation that imposes penalties up to life imprisonment.

Drafted and approved in an unusually swift and secretive process, the law empowers Beijing to bring into Hong Kong many of the methods that mainland Chinese agencies use for policing activities that challenge Communist Party rule—a prospect that has sent a chill through pro-democracy…

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