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Beijing’s top legislative body on June 30, 2020, unanimously passed a law for Hong Kong prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security. Chinese officials said the law was necessary to stop anti-government protests that broke out in the city in June 2019.Hong Kong’s government says it will not affect the daily lives of most of the city’s residents. But opponents fear it will curb freedoms Hong Kong enjoys under the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement, which granted the city a high degree of autonomy from mainland China for 50 years.
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