Chinese security officials stand guard outside the Great Hall of the People after the opening session of China's National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
Chinese security officials stand guard outside the Great Hall of the People after the opening session of China's National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP

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What does Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong cover, and who should worry?

  • The possibility of new security bodies in the city, or ‘one-size-fits-all’ charges being used against activists are among issues prompting concern
  • Despite the central government’s move, local leadership is still expected to craft their own national security law under the Basic Law’s Article 23

Chinese security officials stand guard outside the Great Hall of the People after the opening session of China's National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
Chinese security officials stand guard outside the Great Hall of the People after the opening session of China's National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday. Photo: AP
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