The Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates Hong Kong’s film industry. Photo: Dickson Lee
The Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates Hong Kong’s film industry. Photo: Dickson Lee

National security law: grip tightens on Hong Kong showbiz sector as censorship changes pave way for retroactive ban on films

  • Amendments to the city’s Film Censorship Ordinance to be tabled next week at Legco increase maximum jail terms to three years for unauthorised screenings
  • ‘Simple and straightforward’ changes to the law intended to ‘prevent acts against national security’, commerce secretary tells afternoon press conference

The Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates Hong Kong’s film industry. Photo: Dickson Lee
The Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui celebrates Hong Kong’s film industry. Photo: Dickson Lee
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