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Euronews 1 Jul 2020

Hong Kong protests: At least 370 protesters arrested as new Chinese security law takes effect

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Hong Kong protests: At least 370 protesters arrested as new Chinese security law takes effect


China's controversial national security law, designed to keep Hong Kong in line after last year's massive protests, came into full effect overnight with police arresting hundreds of people. The law criminalizes support for splitting Hong Kong from China, overthrowing the city's government, or colluding with foreign powers -- both in Hong Kong and also around the world. CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio reports.
A controversial new security law has taken effect in Hong Kong. It was implemented by the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, and many argue the law curtails freedom of speech and diminishes Hong Kong's political and economic autonomy. Isaac Stone Fish, a CBSN contributor and a senior fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, joined CBSN for a closer look at the law.
The UK has suspended an extradition treaty with Hong Kong following the imposition of controversial new security laws on the territory by China.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced the "necessary and proportionate" measure in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday.

The UK will also extend to Hong Kong the arms embargo it has applied to mainland China since 1989, Mr Raab said.
The social media app Tik Tok has announced plans to withdraw from Hong Kong, as social media companies grapple with implications of Hong Kong's new national security law. Let's get the story from Alex in #TheCube.

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