A tug boat pulls a slogan bearing the Chinese characters for “celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” across the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR was gazetted for promulgation in the city on June 30 and took effect at 11pm that day, hours after President Xi Jinping had signed the law. Photo: XinhuaA tug boat pulls a slogan bearing the Chinese characters for “celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” across the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR was gazetted for promulgation in the city on June 30 and took effect at 11pm that day, hours after President Xi Jinping had signed the law. Photo: Xinhua
A tug boat pulls a slogan bearing the Chinese characters for “celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” across the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR was gazetted for promulgation in the city on June 30 and took effect at 11pm that day, hours after President Xi Jinping had signed the law. Photo: Xinhua

Letters | Hong Kong national security law aims to expand Beijing’s rule of fear on the people

  • What is most frightening is perhaps not the probability of actual prosecution as much as the authorised percolation of the regime – the invasion of the state narrative into all aspects of Hong Kong’s social, academic and political life

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A tug boat pulls a slogan bearing the Chinese characters for “celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” across the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR was gazetted for promulgation in the city on June 30 and took effect at 11pm that day, hours after President Xi Jinping had signed the law. Photo: XinhuaA tug boat pulls a slogan bearing the Chinese characters for “celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” across the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR was gazetted for promulgation in the city on June 30 and took effect at 11pm that day, hours after President Xi Jinping had signed the law. Photo: Xinhua
A tug boat pulls a slogan bearing the Chinese characters for “celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland” across the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on July 1. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR was gazetted for promulgation in the city on June 30 and took effect at 11pm that day, hours after President Xi Jinping had signed the law. Photo: Xinhua
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