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As China National Security Law Looms, Hong Kong Activists Disband – The Wall Street Journal


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As China National Security Law Looms, Hong Kong Activists Disband – The Wall Street Journal

HONG KONG—Fears over the fallout from Beijing’s new national-security law for Hong Kong swept through the city after its passage, with opposition activist groups dissolving their local presence and Western governments threatening repercussions for China. For hours after senior Chinese lawmakers approved the law Tuesday morning, few Hong Kong officials—let alone the public—saw the full…

HONG KONG—Fears over the fallout from Beijing’s new national-security law for Hong Kong swept through the city after its passage, with opposition activist groups dissolving their local presence and Western governments threatening repercussions for China.

For hours after senior Chinese lawmakers approved the law Tuesday morning, few Hong Kong officials—let alone the public—saw the full legislation. An hour before midnight, the law was published and put into effect just ahead of the 23rd anniversary of the city’s return to…

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