How China’s new national security law will hobble Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Maggie Shum, research associate for the Master of Global Affairs program, writes that China’s national security law (NSL) is likely to restrict Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

“Critics call the NSL “the end of Hong Kong” because it operates above the Basic Law (Hong Kong’s mini-constitution), making it easier for Chinese and Hong Kong authorities to target political activities challenging Beijing’s authority.”

Originally published at on July 14, 2020.

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