Seventeen years separate two major controversies over national security in Hong Kong. Illustration: SCMP Graphics Seventeen years separate two major controversies over national security in Hong Kong. Illustration: SCMP Graphics
Seventeen years separate two major controversies over national security in Hong Kong. Illustration: SCMP Graphics

National security law: five differences between Hong Kong’s new legislation and 2003’s shelved Article 23 bill

  • While critics of new legislation are still in shock, analysts say that, in some ways, the city has been down this road before
  • The Post explores differences in wordings, processes and the context behind version of the law 17 years ago that sparked massive protest

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Seventeen years separate two major controversies over national security in Hong Kong. Illustration: SCMP Graphics Seventeen years separate two major controversies over national security in Hong Kong. Illustration: SCMP Graphics
Seventeen years separate two major controversies over national security in Hong Kong. Illustration: SCMP Graphics
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