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.
- Why now? Understanding Beijing’s new assertiveness in Hong Kong
- Chinese law requires public consultation in lawmaking: What does it mean for the Hong Kong national security legislation?
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