National Security law

Legal Scholars Predict ‘Endless Harm’ from Chinese Law Against Insulting ‘National Spirit’

hina is preparing to impose yet another in a long series of increasingly draconian “national security” laws, this time criminalizing anything that “undermines” China’s “national spirit” or “harms the feelings” of the country as a whole. Legal scholars quickly pointed out that such a vague and open-ended law would give every official in China’s vast bureaucratic army the power to punish anything that offends their personal sensibilities.

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Hong Kong Protest Leaders Plead Guilty to Breaking China’s Illegal ‘National Security Law’

China’s state-run Global Times crowed on Thursday that “dozens of former local politicians and extreme separatist activists” in Hong Kong pled guilty to “conspiring to subvert state power.” In other words, pro-democracy activists were pressured into guilty pleas under the grotesque “national security law” Beijing illegally forced on Hong Kong to crush the last vestiges of the island’s autonomy.

HONG KONG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 2: Protestors march on the street in Causeway bay on November

Hong Kong to Censor Films for Violating Chinese ‘National Security’ Law

Hong Kong’s government announced Friday it will begin censoring films screened in Hong Kong for content interpreted as violating the city’s national security law, imposed illegitimately on Hong Kong by China’s ruling Communist Party last June and creating four new crimes — secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media about the new national security l