Australian government issues ‘do not travel’ notice for Hong Kong as China opens national security office


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The travel advisory warns the new law is "vague". Photo credit: Getty The Australian government has issued a travel advisory warning its citizens to stay away from Hong Kong. On Thursday a "do not travel" alert was placed on the Australian Smart Travel website. It warns that new national security legislation "could be interpreted broadly". "Under the new law you could be deported or face possible transfer to mainland China for prosecution under mainland law." The advisory follows a sweeping new legislation which makes criticising China's government illegal. On Wednesday China opened a new national security office in Hong Kong...