China Passes New Law to Clamp Down on Secessionists in Hong Kong



In a major setback for those protesting the government, China has enacted a controversial law that would allow authorities to clamp down on those involved in ‘subversive and secessionist activity’ in the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong, reported news agency AP.


Tam Yiu-Chung, Hong Kong’s only representative to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, told reporters that the law which was passed on Tuesday, 30 June, would not include...