WEAI research scholar Michael C. Davis and Victoria Tin-bor Hui (University of Notre Dame) co-authored a May 26 article in the Washington Post titled “China’s new national security law for Hong Kong will erode Hong Kong’s autonomy.”
“The new proposed legislation, tailor-made for Hong Kong only, goes far beyond Article 23 [of Basic Law] by adding terrorist activities and prohibiting all overseas interference, not just political activities of foreign political groups. It covers not just the central government, but also the Hong Kong government,” Davis and Hui wrote.
Some protestors fear that Hong Kong will become “just another Chinese city,” but others worry that they should look towards Xinjiang and Tibet for an idea of how Beijing might act to quell unrest and to destroy the “political virus.”
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