Hong Kong’s Anti-Freedom Crusade Ramps Up With New ‘Treason’ And ‘Sedition’ Laws

Hong Kong’s Anti-Freedom Crusade Ramps Up With New ‘Treason’ And ‘Sedition’ Laws

The crackdown on individual freedoms in Hong Kong is set to get much worse this year, as government authorities are slated to impose new laws against a host of so-called “national security crimes.”

According to the Hong Kong Free Press, “[O]n Wednesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam confirmed that her government will create new ‘local legislation’ that meets Article 23 of Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, which calls for the city to pass its own national security laws.”

While Lam neglected to specify what the new crimes would be, Article 23 of the constitution lists offenses related to “treason, secession, sedition, subversion and theft of state secrets.” The section also includes the prohibition of “any foreign political organisations from conducting political activities in Hong Kong or local political

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