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Brushing Aside Opponents, Beijing Imposes Security Law on Hong Kong

In passing the rules, China’s leaders faced down the democracy movement in Hong Kong and shrugged off opposition from the Trump administration.
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A year after protesters in Hong Kong jubilantly defied Chinese rule, the national leader, Xi Jinping, has opened a long-term counteroffensive in the territory, signing a sweeping new security law on Tuesday that sets obedience to Beijing above the former British colony’s civil freedoms.

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