National flags and symbols were displayed in numerous locations across the city in celebration of the enactment of the national security law on June 30. Photo: Felix Wong National flags and symbols were displayed in numerous locations across the city in celebration of the enactment of the national security law on June 30. Photo: Felix Wong
National flags and symbols were displayed in numerous locations across the city in celebration of the enactment of the national security law on June 30. Photo: Felix Wong
Regina Ip
Opinion

Opinion

Regina Ip

Hong Kong national security law: a restoration of state power, and more

  • The new law rolls back some curbs on Hong Kong’s law enforcement enacted just before 1997 and allows central authorities to deal with cases that a local government cannot, or where there is a major national security threat

National flags and symbols were displayed in numerous locations across the city in celebration of the enactment of the national security law on June 30. Photo: Felix Wong National flags and symbols were displayed in numerous locations across the city in celebration of the enactment of the national security law on June 30. Photo: Felix Wong
National flags and symbols were displayed in numerous locations across the city in celebration of the enactment of the national security law on June 30. Photo: Felix Wong
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Regina Ip

Regina Ip

Regina Ip served as Hong Kong's secretary for security from 1998 to 2003. After three years’ studies in the US, she returned to Hong Kong with a view to improving Hong Kong’s governance. She is now chairperson of New People’s Party and a legislator elected on Hong Kong Island.