30 Jun 2020

China imposes new laws on Hong Kong

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 30 June 2020

China has passed controversial national security legislation in Hong Kong.

It's reported that freedom of speech and protests will be curtailed under the new laws, with anyone breaking the rules potentially charged with secession, subversion or collusion with 'foreign forces'.

Karyn catches up with Tom Grundy from Hong Kong Free Press to talk about what the legal changes will mean for Hong Kongers.

Riot police in the Central district of Hong Kong on 27 May. Police fired pepper-ball rounds and arrested hundreds as they clamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China's national anthem.

Photo: AFP