China passes controversial Hong Kong safety regulation

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China has handed a controversial safety regulation giving it new powers over Hong Kong, deepening fears for town’s freedoms, the BBC has realized.

Last month China introduced it might impose the regulation which criminalises any act of secession, subversion, terrorism or collusion with international forces.

The transfer comes after offended protests final yr – sparked by one other regulation – which grew to become a pro-democracy motion.

Critics worry this regulation might be a better risk to Hong Kong’s identification.

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