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China’s Security Law Marks the End of Subtlety in Hong Kong

First published: Barron’s 23/05/2020

At the end of 2018, China opened the longest sea bridge in the world, linking Hong Kong with other mainland cities surrounding the Pearl River Delta. In spite of the engineering fanfare, the bridge was seen by many at the time as a subtle political attempt to integrate and absorb Hong Kong into the mainland. This week, at the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party abandoned subtlety by announcing it would pass a national security law this summer. Read on….