‘No concessions, no dialogue:’ China expected to tighten its control over Hong Kong with new security law

Chinese authorities were planning to write a new national security law into Hong Kong’s charter, local media reported, in what would be a dramatic escalation of Beijing’s efforts to rein in dissent in the city.

China’s lawmakers were preparing to soon pass measures that would curb separation, sedition, foreign interference and terrorism in the former British colony, media including the South China Morning Post reported Thursday, citing unidentified people. Hong Kong representatives were slated to be briefed Thursday before a formal announcement in Beijing, according to the news site HK01, which was the first to report the plan.

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