Brushing aside the popular sentiment against it and growing global outrage, on June 30 Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a controversial national security law that gave Beijing unprecedented powers to shape the future of Hong Kong. It dramatically reduces Hong Kong’s autonomy and gives Beijing the ability to crackdown against dissent under the garb of tackling crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.For most Hong Kongers it is clear that it cuts at the very heart of their freedom of expression and organisation, effectively repudiating the ‘one country, two systems’ principle on which the relationship between Hong Kong and mainland China has been premised since 1997.Hong Kong has been rocked by anti-Beijing protests since June 2019 and the new law is effectively Xi’s revenge on Hong Kongers for making him withdraw the controversial extradition Bill last year. Since then a broader anti-China and pro-democracy movement has been gathering momentum in Hong Kong which Beijing is now determined to demolish with this new law.Close What has been interesting this time is how New Delhi has reacted to these developments. The fact that India reacted at all is in itself a significant shift. New Delhi chose the UN Human… Read full this story
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