How adopting Article 23, a national security law that quashes dissent, may reshape Hong Kong


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Hong Kong's legislature has passed a new security law the government says is essential for stability. But activists have described it as the final nail in the coffin for the freedoms the city once held close. It's taken two decades to pass Article 23, which, among other things, allows for trials to be held behind closed doors. When it was first proposed 20 years ago, about 500,000 people took to the streets in protest. This time, there was little public opposition locally — a sign of how much the city has changed, especially since Beijing imposed a draconian national security...