China condemned over new Hong Kong security laws - BBC News

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There's been widespread international condemnation of China following a parliamentary vote to impose new national security laws for Hong Kong.

The legislation was drawn up in response to last year's pro-democracy protests, with residents potentially facing life in jail for taking part.

The UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described China's actions as “grave and deeply troubling”.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from John Sudworth in Beijing.

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