The Hong Kong government's plans to push through Basic Law Article 23 on subversion in 2003 sparked some of the largest demonstrations seen in the city. Photo: Martin Chan

China passes sweeping national security law, but legislation 'will not be directly implemented in Hong Kong'


China’s national legislature has passed a sweeping national security law that critics say will place further restrictions on freedom of speech and civil rights, but a Beijing official has said it will not be directly implemented in Hong Kong and Macau.


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