China’s Legislature Approves Imposing Hong Kong National Security Laws

China’s legislature authorised a resolution to impose national-safety regulations on Hong Kong, overriding the territory’s partial autonomy in a bid to quash anti-Beijing protests that have challenged Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

The vote on Thursday, the close of a weeklong session of Beijing’s rubber-stamp legislature, the Countrywide People’s Congress, authorised a determination to “establish and boost the lawful framework and enforcement mechanisms for national security” in Hong Kong, state broadcaster China Central Television explained.

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