China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as tensions with US rise

At the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, China's parliament approved a controversial decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong.

Democracy activists in Hong Kong along with many Western countries fear the legislation could erode the city's freedoms and jeopardize its role as a global financial hub.

China claims the legislation will aim to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference...