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Hong Kong national security law: five key facts you need to know


Pro-democracy demonstrators show a banner reading "Hong Kong Independence" during a protest to mark the first anniversary of a mass rally against the now-withdrawn extradition bill in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. | Photo Credit: AP

China's controversial new law in Hong Kong is giving Beijing unprecedented judicial powers in the financial hub, with jurisdiction over cases, secret trials without jury and a national security agency.

The law was fast-tracked by Beijing after the semi-autonomous city was rocked by months of widespread pro-democracy protests last year. Communist Party officials in Beijing have condemned the protesters as violent, foreign-backed separatists ...


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