New Hong Kong security law comes into force amid fears for freedoms


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Open this photo in gallery: Hong Kong activists and supporters tear paper Chinese flags in a protest, against Hong Kong's new national security law, the Basic Law Article 23, recently approved by Hong Kong lawmakers, in London, Saturday, March 23, 2024.Kin Cheung/The Associated Press A new national security law came into force in Hong Kong on Saturday despite growing international criticism that it could erode freedoms in the China-ruled city and damage its international financial hub credentials. The law, also known as Article 23, took effect at midnight, days after Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing lawmakers passed it unanimously, fast-tracking legislation to...