China | Beijing signals the end of Hong Kong’s autonomy with a sweeping national security law to criminalize dissent
by June Cheng
Posted 5/22/20, 10:17 am
Crossing the border between mainland China and Hong Kong has always illuminated stark differences. On one side, the internet is censored, any dissent could lead to imprisonment, unregistered churches meet quietly, and the Chinese Communist Party rules with an iron fist. On the other, people access a free internet, protest for their freedoms, worship freely, vote for some of their lawmakers, and have long enjoyed one of the world’s freest economies.