A sign in Hong Kong promotes the national security law imposed in June 2020. Photo: AP
A sign in Hong Kong promotes the national security law imposed in June 2020. Photo: AP

Hong Kong leaders apply national security law retroactively, US congressional panel hears

  • US-China Economic and Security Review Commission is told that a pledge not to apply the law to alleged offences committed before its enactment is often violated
  • Disqualification of Hong Kong legislators and the closure of Apple Daily are cited as examples

A sign in Hong Kong promotes the national security law imposed in June 2020. Photo: AP
A sign in Hong Kong promotes the national security law imposed in June 2020. Photo: AP
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