Civil liberties in Hong Kong are at risk. The intense crackdown by Beijing begs the question of whether they can still survive another year. William Yang had this story in Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
One year ago, a national security law took effect in Hong Kong, handed down by Communist Party authorities in Beijing in response to a massive pro-democracy movement in the semi-autonomous city.
The law criminalizes so-called acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign powers.
Since the law came into effect on June 30, 2020, authorities have removed all opposition lawmakers in the legislative council and detained dozens of high-profile pro-democracy activists, including Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Jimmy Lai.
Read the full story here.