National security laws in Hong Kong and Macau are 11 years apart. Illustration: SCMP
National security laws in Hong Kong and Macau are 11 years apart. Illustration: SCMP

How Hong Kong’s national security law compares to Macau’s: different reasons, eras for legislation

  • Many see new legislation in Hong Kong as much tougher than that adopted by Macau much earlier
  • Casino hub enacted its law 11 years ago when the global political landscape was vastly different, and under deeper trust from Beijing

National security laws in Hong Kong and Macau are 11 years apart. Illustration: SCMP
National security laws in Hong Kong and Macau are 11 years apart. Illustration: SCMP
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