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The Hong Kong plot thickens

First published: The 25/05/2020

At the Chinese Communist Party’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC), which met finally last Friday, delegates heard Wang Chen, vice chairman of the NPC Standing Committee explain a draft National Security Law, which will become law this summer, and extend to Hong Kong the legal system and security regulations that prevail elsewhere in China. The people of Hong Kong are not expected to succumb meekly, and none will watch developments more closely than the citizens of Taiwan as the dim prospect of any peaceful reunification with the Mainland is extinguished. The political reverberations triggered by this move around the world have only just begun. Read on….