The Heat: Hong Kong national security law

The Heat

China approved a new national security law for Hong Kong.

The move comes in response to last year’s prolonged social unrest and street violence.

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says it was a necessary response for a city traumatized by escalating violence.

To discuss:

  • Song Zhang is the Washington Bureau Chief for Shanghai Wen Hui Daily.
  • Yan Liang is an economics professor at Willamette University.
  • Neysun Mahboubi is a Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China.
  • Qinduo Xu is a Senior Fellow with Beijing’s Pangoal Institution and the host of CGTN’s “Dialogue Weekend.”

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