How is China’s new national security law affecting Hong Kong?

FILE PHOTO: An anti-national security law protester (R) holds a Hong Kong independence flag as he marches on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from Britain in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo   To match Special Report HONGKONG-PROTESTS/SECURITY-POLICE

China’s national security law for Hong Kong, enacted suddenly before midnight on June 30, is already chilling the media environment there and putting Hong Kong’s customary high degree of autonomy under threat, says Brookings Visiting Fellow Jamie Horsley. However, Horsley cautions the U.S. against too broadly stripping away Hong Kong’s special privileges in response lest it accelerate China’s erosion of the region’s autonomy.

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