Australian government advises citizens not to travel to Hong Kong due to national security law


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The Australian government has advised its citizens not to travel to Hong Kong, and to reconsider their need to remain in Hong Kong, due to uncertainties surrounding the new national security law there. “The new national security legislation for Hong Kong could be interpreted broadly. Under the law, you could be deported or face possible transfer to mainland China for prosecution under mainland law,” according to a notice on Thursday by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller website. It added that the full extent of the law and how it will be applied is not yet clear...