China's top legislative body has unanimously approved a national security law for Hong Kong that critics say will be used to stamp out all forms of dissent.
It is the most far-reaching development in the territory's history since it was handed to China by Britain in 1997.
It comes after months of mass unrest sparked by fear of China's tightening grip on Hong Kong.
Al Jazeera has Katrina Yu standing by in Beijing, and Adrian Brown in Hong Kong.
Tanya Chan is a legislator and convener of the Pro-Democracy Camp in Hong Kong. She joins us live by Skype to discuss the latest updates.
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