The Evening Standard

China’s parliament passes Hong Kong national security law

June 30, 2020

China's parliament has passed new national security legislation for Hong Kong that critics warned would rob the territory of its autonomy. The move sets the stage for the most radical change to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. It pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the US, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of autonomy the global financial hub was granted at its handover 23 years ago.