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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 14:46

Hong Kong civil servants employed from July 1 to be required in writing to swear allegiance, uphold Basic Law
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2020

Hong Kong national security law: lawyers warn of loss of checks and balances on police power as rules remove traditional judicial safeguards
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2020

‘Direct infringement’: critics air privacy concerns over Hong Kong police telecom interception powers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 8, 2020

【酒店改建國安公署揭幕】駱惠寧:國家司法制度健全 公署是「香港安全的使者」 (At open ceremony of the hotel-transformed Office for Safeguarding National Security, Luo Huining: China's legislative system is well developed; OSNS is China’s emissary for Hong Kong's security)
CitizenNews, July 8, 2020

Related:
國安公署揭幕 駱惠寧致辭全文 稱公署是國安守門人 (Full text of Luo Huining's speech on the open ceremony of the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
HK01, July 8, 2020

特首稱與國安公署設協作機制 加強訊息共享及行動配合 (Carrie Lam: Hong Kong government to establish collaboration mechanism with OSNS, to enhance information exchange and collaborative actions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 8, 2020

国务院港澳办:坚决支持和配合驻港国家安全公署履职尽责 (Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office: Firmly support and collaborate with the OSNS to fulfill its duties and responsibilities)
Xinhua, July 8, 2020

In Hong Kong, a Proxy Battle Over Internet Freedom Begins
香港成为中美网络自由斗争新前线

The New York Times, July 8, 2020

香港推出国安实施细则,中国网络控制急速移植香港 (China’s Internet control model seeps rapidly into Hong Kong as government releases National Security Law implementation rules)
Voice of America, July 8, 2020

警方膝跪壓頸制服示威者 李家超︰無計劃禁止鎖頸式武力 (Secretary for Security John Lee: No plan to ban non-lethal forces of knee-on-neck hold and chokeholds)
HK01, July 8, 2020

楊潤雄:校內不應奏唱《榮光》 築人鏈屬煽動同學 (Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung: “Glory to Hong Kong” should not play in schools; human chain is “incitement”)
HK01, July 8, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 13:14

TikTok’s Hong Kong exit isn’t a stand against Beijing’s internet censorship
Quartz, July 7, 2020

Apple under pressure to act after TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong
The Guardian, July 7, 2020

Hong Kong’s press freedom hits record low, amid fears of uncertainty over national security law
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2020

Related:
HRIC annotated bilingual chart of The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Human Rights in China, July 5, 2020

記協:香港新聞自由已到危急存亡之秋 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: Press freedom in Hong Kong is in imminent danger)
CitizenNews, July 7, 2020

Related:
HKJA ANNUAL REPORT 2020 —FREEDOM IN DANGER
2020言論自由年報 危城下的自由
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 7, 2020

Hong Kong national security law: citizenship not prerequisite for judges’ appointment to cases, minister says in clearest indication yet on issue
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2020

香港《国安法》:港府订立搜查监听细则引发更多质疑 (More questions emerge as Hong Kong gov’t releases the Operating Principles and Guidelines for Application for Authorization to Conduct Interception and Covert Surveillance)
BBC, July 7, 2020

Related:
Operating Principles and Guidelines for Application for Authorization to Conduct Interception and Covert Surveillance--Issued Pursuant to Section 20 of Schedule 6 of the Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
關於進行截取及秘密監察的授權申請的運作原則及指引--依據《中華人民共和國香港特別行政區維護國家安全法第四十三條實施細則》附表6第20條而發出
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Gazette, July 6, 2020

香港国安法细则出台 冻结私人财产引担忧 (Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the National Security Law raise concerns over freezing personal assets)
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2020

陸委會譴責國安法實施細則 斥定義模糊 「極權政體無限擴權的思想審查」 (Mainland Affairs Council of Taiwan condemns the Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the National Security Law as vague and overbroad thought censorship by a totalitarian regime with unlimited power)
The Stand News, July 7, 2020

國際網絡組織 Access Now 批國安法擴大警權 削弱人權 (Access Now, Internet freedom INGO, criticizes Implementation Rules of Article 43 of National Security Law for empowering police to weak human rights)
The Stand News, July 7, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:43

How China Scammed Hong Kong
中国是如何欺骗香港的

The New York Times, July 3, 2020

专访方方 « 武汉日记 »英译者白睿文
Radio France Internationale, July 2, 2020

面临国际反感和反弹 孔子学院更名
Voice of America, July 6, 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 16:43

Hong Kong security law – Police handed power to do warrantless searches, freeze assets, intercept comms, control internet
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2020

Related:
Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gazetted

《中華人民共和國香港特別行政區維護國家安全法第四十三條實施細則》刊憲The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Press Releases, July 6, 2020

國安法「禁網」可無手令要求服務商供出用戶 警方擁域外執法權 (The National Security Law gives police power to “censor Internet, request users information from ISPs without warrant)
CitizenNews, July 7, 2020

Security law: Hong Kong police arrest 8 at ‘blank placard’ silent protest
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2020

Hong Kong gov’t tells schools to remove books breaching security law
Agence France-Presse, July 6, 2020

'Hidden language': Hongkongers get creative against security law
The Guardian, July 4, 2020

【新聞教室】全球19國與港簽有引渡協議 加拿大首先暫停執行 (Canada is first among 19 countries to suspend extradition agreement with Hong Kong )
HK01, July 4, 2020

港區國安法|駱惠寧獲任命國家安全委員會國家安全事務顧問 鄭雁雄任維護國家安全公署署長 (PRC State Council appoint Luo Huining, head of Liaison office, as National Security Affairs Advisor to National Security Committee, and Zheng Yanxiong as Director of the Office for Safeguarding National Security (OSNS))
Ming Pao, July 3, 2020

區國安法|港區國安委成立 劉賜蕙獲任命副警務處長 擔任國安部門負責人 (Edwina Lau Chi Wai is designated as Deputy Commissioner of Police and Director of the Department for Safeguarding National Security (HKPF DSNS))
Ming Pao, July 3, 2020

港區國安法|6裁判官獲任命為指定法官 處理危害國家安全犯罪案件 (Carrie Lam designates 6 magistrates to handle national security related cases)
Ming Pao, July 3, 2020

港區國安法|港澳辦副主任鄧中華:人大常委會非單次獲授權 未來可按情況續制訂國安法 (Deng Zhonghua, Deputy Director of HKMAO: It is not a one-time NPC authorization to NPC Standing Committee to establish the National Security Law; NPC Standing Committee can establish more laws related to national security in the future according to situations)
Ming Pao, July 4, 2020

公安部:全力支持配合駐港國安署 共同社:200至300武警「觀察員」或駐港 (Ministry of Public Security to provide full support to OSNS; Kyodo News: China may deploys 200 to 300 armed police “observers” to station in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, July 4, 2020

檢討港台管治管理專責組7.15展開工作 (Special committee will begin reviewing RTHK's management from July 15)
Ming Pao, July 6, 2020

【國安法生效】中英條文有出入 英文版增監督「大學」字眼 (Discrepancy between Chinese and English versions of National Security Law: “universities” appears in English version only)
The Stand News, July 5, 2020

港獨、光時口號被禁 「白紙抗爭」成新常態 網民明發起舉白紙行動 (“Blank paper protest” is the new normal after government bans certain protest slogans)
The Stand News, July 5, 2020

【禁書時代來臨】公共圖書館下架黃之鋒、陳淑莊、陳雲著作 職員指因國安法須覆檢 (Public libraries’ removal of books by Joshua Wong, Tanya Chan, and Chan Wan off shelves sparks concerns over censorship)
The Stand News, July 4, 2020

教育局通知全港學校 包括幼稚園特殊學校 均須教國安法 (Education Bureau notifies all Hong Kong schools, including kindergarten and special schools, to include National Security Law in curriculum)
The Stand News, July 4, 2020

警方:不會公開國家安全處部門人手編制 (Police will not disclose staffing details of the OSNS)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 4, 2020

联合国人权高专办称国安法条款“模糊” 恐危害基本自由 (The UNOHCHR calls articles of the National Security Law for Hong Kong “vague and overly broad,” and threats to basic freedom)
Voice of America, July 4, 2020

Hong Kong, Changed Overnight, Navigates Its New Reality
一夜巨变:新国安法下的香港“新时代”

The New York Times, July 6, 2020

Hong Kong Opens Door to China’s Hulking Security State
新国安法下,香港从法治绿洲走向“警察国家”

The New York Times, July 3, 2020

Businesses in Hong Kong fear collateral damage from security law
在港企业担心国安法影响

financial Times, July 3, 2020

國安法下港人刪帖 勿讓「恐懼入侵人心」 (Under National Security Law, Hong Kong people rush to remove social media posts and chat records)
Deutsche Welle, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:37

特首辦主任陳國基獲任命為特區國家安全委員會秘書長 (Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Chan Kwok-ki, is appointed the Secretary-General of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 2, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong’s chief justice weighs in on new legislation for first time, spelling out how cases will be handled
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2020

Realted
Statement by Chief Justice of Court of Final Appeal
終審法院首席法官聲明
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 2, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong legal experts worry authorities, police can bypass courts in carrying out probes, tapping phones
South China Morning Post, July 2, 2020

港區國安法|政府聲明:「光復香港時代革命」有港獨含意 (Government statement: The slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times" connotes Hong Kong independence)
Ming Pao, July 2, 2020

Related:
Government statement
特區政府聲明
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, July 2, 2020

港版国安法声称管辖权涵盖全球 美国务卿称该法冒犯全世界 (The National Security Law for Hong Kong has jurisdiction power over the whole world; U.S. Secretary of State: It's an “affront to all nations”)
Voice of America, July 2, 2020

Realted:
北京批評蓬佩奧對港區國安法無知 天天撒謊造謠 (Beijing criticizes Pompeo's ignorance on National Security Law for Hong Kong, spreading rumors and lies everyday)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 2, 2020

美国会两党议员谴责香港国安法 提出两党法案向港人提供政治庇护 (Bipartisan U.S. House condemns the National Security Law for Hong Kong, proposes two bills to provide path to asylum for Hong Kong people)
July 2, 2020

China sanctions approved by US House as Pelosi calls Hong Kong security law 'horrific'
Associated Press, July 2, 2020

美眾議院通過《香港自治法》法案 人大外事委員會:採取一切必要措施堅決回應 (U.S. House of Representatives passes the Hong Kong Autonomy Act; NPC Foreign Affairs Committee: will take any necessary measures to response strongly)
The Stand News, July 2, 2020

Hong Kong: China threatens retaliation against UK for offer to Hongkongers
The Guardian, July 2, 2020

【國安法生效】英國更新香港旅遊警示:被拘留或遞解出境風險增加 (UK updates travel advisory for Hong Kong: increased risk of arrest and deportation)
The Stand News, July 2, 2020

Australia drafting plan to offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents, Scott Morrison says
The Guardian, July 1, 2020

陸委會建議台灣人如非必要避免前往或過境港澳及大陸 (Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council advises against unnecessary travel to, and transit via, Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 2, 2020

與梁繼平等出席美國聽證會 羅冠聰高呼「光復香港」 促國際勿假裝一切如常 (Brian Leung, Nathan Law, Lee Cheuk Yan testify at U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, urge international community not to pretend everything is normal)
The Stand News, July 1, 2020

Democracy activist Nathan Law says he has fled Hong Kong
Agence France-Presse, July 2, 2020

港版國安法|美國商會:將繼續以香港作為國際商業業務基地 (American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Statement: “We remain committed to Hong Kong as a home base for international business”)
HK01, July 2, 2020

Related:
Press Release: AmCham Statement on National Security Law
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, July 2, 2020

七一遊行|多名記者遭警水炮車射中 記協強烈譴責:失信任基礎 (Police fire water cannon at journalists on July 1; Hong Kong Journalists Association issues strong condemnation: police is losing the basis of people’s trust)
HK01, July 2, 2020

【黃店拆文宣】首宗警方警告黃店標語或違國安法 黃店數據平台考慮下架 (Police order a “yellow store” in Shau Kei Wan to remove all pro-democracy decorations due to potential National Security Law violation; “yellow store” online platforms to consider removing all related data)
CitizenNews, July 2, 2020

【7.1 採訪手記】舉白紙的少女 (The girl who holds blank slogans)
The Stand News, July 1, 2020

海外学生团体发公开信 反对香港国安法 (Overseas students' group issues open letter opposing the National Security Law for Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, July 1, 2020

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青年宪政会针对香港国安法致中共公开信:不要抹杀香港未来,停止戕害香港人
An Open Letter Regarding the National Security Law in HK From YFC to the CCP: Don’t Wipe the Future of HK. Stop Killing HK Residents

Youth for Free China, June 30, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 16:36

《港區國安法》解釋權屬全國人大常委會 (NPC Standing Committee reserves all interpretation rights of the National Security Law for Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 1, 2020

【港版國安法】林鄭:容許駐港國安人員直接執法 確保「萬無一失」 (Carrie Lam allows National Security Law agents to enforce directly in Hong Kong, making sure "no one can escape the net")
inmediahk.net, July 1, 2020

沈春耀指港區國安法不可取代香港特區23條立法 (Shen Chunyao, secretary of the Commission of Legislative Affairs of the NPC Standing Committee: the National Security Law is not a substitute of Article 23)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 1, 2020

凡有危害國安言行法官不得獲指定審理危害國安犯罪案件 (Judges who had verbal violations before will not be appointed to trial National Security Law related cases)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 1, 2020

【國安法生效】列明須監督學校、媒體、網絡 加強管理外國駐港 NGO、新聞機構 (National Security Law mandates monitoring of schools, medias, and networks; and enhanced management on foreign NGOs, and press)
The Stand News, July 1, 2020

Hong Kong: hundreds arrested as security law comes into effect
The Guardian, July 1, 2020

‘A calculated weapon of repression’: Democrats, activists, NGOs raise alarm over Hong Kong security law as gov’t hails enactment
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2020

National security law: facing disqualification, or worse, Hong Kong opposition groups head into uncertain election season
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2020

國安法生效 港人7.1續上街 警拘370人 (Despite the National Security Law, Hong Kong people continue protesting on street; police arrested 370 people as of 10PM HKT, 10 suspected of NSL violation)
inmediahk.net, July 1, 2020

球迷喊「利物浦萬歲」被截查 警察指煽動港獨 (Soccer fan chanted "Long live Liverpool" questioned by police for "inciting Hong Kong independence")
inmediahk.net, July 1, 2020

Explainer: 10 things to know about Hong Kong’s national security law – new crimes, procedures and agencies
Hong Kong Free Press, July 1, 2020

10个争议点 一文看懂港版国安法 (Understand 10 controversial points in the National Security Law for Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2020

《港版國安法》納管全世界,在美國喊台獨也可能觸法?一文看對外國人的影響 (Explainer: How the National Security Law for Hong Kong can affect everyone living outside of Hong Kong)
The News Lens, July 1, 2020

大律師公會促特首承諾履行國安法時符合基本法和人權法 (In statement, the Hong Kong Bar Association urges Chief Executive should embrace Basic Law and all Hong Kong Ordinances)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 1, 2020

Related:
Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong Bar Association, July 1, 2020

香港記者協會回應國安法:條文嚴苛涵蓋廣泛 (Hong Kong Journalists Association response to National Security Law: The law is harsh and an overreach)
CitizenNews, July 1, 2020

National security law: US lawmakers condemn Beijing’s move against Hong Kong freedoms
South China Morning Post, July 1, 2020

【港版國安法】蓬佩奧:中國摧毀香港自治 美國不會坐視不理 (Mike Pompeo: China destroyed Hong Kong's autonomy; US will not look the other way)
HK01, July 1, 2020

China is breaking Hong Kong treaty with UK, says Boris Johnson
The Guardian, July 1, 2020

英國批評北京明顯及嚴重違反《中英聯合聲明》 (UK criticize Beijing has evidently and severely violated the Sino-British Joint Declaration)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 1, 2020

20多个西方国家敦促中国重新考虑港版国安法的实施 (UK and 27 countries urge China to reconsider the National Security Law implementation in Hong Kong)
Voice of America, July 1, 2020

Related:
UK's Ambassador to the WTO and UN in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, delivered this cross-regional joint statement on behalf of 27 countries.
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, June 30, 2020

香港国安法生效 欧盟无从施压 (EU is powerless in pressuring China on the National Security Law for Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2020

【港版國安法】德國外長:立法影響中歐關係 籲歐盟採強硬立場 (German Minister of Foreign Affairs: The implementation of National Security Law in Hong Kong impacts China-German relations; urges EU to take a strong stance against China)
HK01, July 1, 2020

英澳律師團體斥國安法立法 令香港司法獨立受壓 (Lawyers' groups from the UK and Australia criticize the National Security Law suppress Hong Kong's judicial independence)
CitizenNews, July 1, 2020

Related:
Law Council President, Pauline Wright, statement on China imposing security laws in Hong Kong
Law Council of Australia, June 30, 2020

New national security law demonstrates a “chilling contempt” for the principles, fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong
Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales, June 30, 2020

【國安法生效】加拿大更新旅遊提示 提醒國民被拘留或引渡到中國機會提高 (Canada raise travel advisory level to Hong Kong; warns citizens a high possibility of arrestment and extradition to China under the National Security Law in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, July 1, 2020

港版国安法管辖权伸向全球 美国学者叹息需小心出国避免引渡“送中” (National Security Law jurisdiction covers the globe; experts in US express concerns of being "extradited" to China)
Voice of America, July 1, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 13:35

National security law: tough new reality for Hong Kong as offenders face maximum sentence of life in jail
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2020

Related:
Promulgation of National Law 2020
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette, June 30, 2020

NATIONAL SECURITY LAW ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Transit Jam, June 30, 2020

港區國安法刊憲即時生效 國安委決定不受司法覆核 可秘密審訊 (National Security Law is published in HKSAR Gazette and effective immediately; National Security Commission is exempt from judicial review; secret trials may be approved by the Chief Executive)
The Stand News, June 30, 2020

【國安法】重大威脅者「送中」 大陸公檢法包辦 香港法院無法把關 (National Security Law: extreme offenders will be "extradited" to China, to come under mainland law enforcement, prosecutorial system, and courts, out of reach by Hong Kong courts)
CitizenNews, June 30, 2020

據了解國安法沒追溯力 如繼續犯事可參考過往兩年證據 (Source: National Security Law is not retroactive; evidence from past 2 year may be used against repeat offenders)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam demands international respect for the legislation as it is added to city’s Basic Law
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2020

Hong Kong activists plan to defy police ban on July 1 protest march
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2020

Related:
民間記者會呼籲:香港人 7.1 見 冀香港人以人數回應恐懼 (Citizens' Press Conference urges Hong Kongers to respond to fear with numbers in the July 1 March)
The Stand News, June 30, 2020

In full: 83 politicians, activists and organisations condemn passing of new Hong Kong security law
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2020

Related:
Chinese national security law in Hong Kong: A declaration of international commitment to Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms
June 30, 2020

National security law: US export controls will ‘hammer Hong Kong re-exports’ and tighten the screw on China
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2020

Hong Kong activists shut down protest groups after China passes security law
The Guardian, June 30, 2020

憂港人"從此噤聲" 歐盟領導人"深表遺憾" (EU leaders express "deeply regret" on national security law for Hong Kong, concern Hong Kongers will be silenced from now on)
Deutsche Welle, June 30, 2020

約翰遜:會審視港區國安法是否違《中英聯合聲明》 (Boris Johnson: UK will review whether national security law complies with the Sino-British Joint Declaration)
Ming Pao, June 30, 2020

Japan calls China's move on Hong Kong 'regrettable'
Reuters, June 30, 2020

蔡英文稱港區國安法證一國兩制不可行 陸委會持續關注 (Tsai Ing-wen: "One country, two systems" does not work; Mainland Affairs Council will continue monitoring the situation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2020

S. Korea says Hong Kong should enjoy 'high degree of autonomy'
Yonhap News Agency, June 30, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: China expert Jerome Cohen – ‘We can’t give up… when Xi leaves the scene, there will be a return to a better life’
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 13:03

National security law: those convicted could face life imprisonment as Beijing holds meeting to finalise bill set to be passed imminently
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2020

新華社:人大常委審議港版國安全法 與會人員「普遍認為」草案充分吸納香港各界意見 (Xinhua: NPC Standing Committee reviews the national security law for Hong Kong; “generally recognizing” the draft has sufficiently incorporated the opinions of different sectors in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, June 28, 2020

新華社:港區國安法草案建議表決稿 交人大常委會議審議 (Xinhua: NPC submitted the voting version of the draft national security law for Hong Kong for review by the Standing Committee)
The Stand News, June 29, 2020

國安法|戴啟思致函鄭若驊曾國衞 指事態緊急 促向公眾解說條文 (In letter to Erick Tsang, Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs, Philip Dykes, Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, urges public education of the national security law for Hong Kong)
HK01, June 29, 2020

Related:
Letter to Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs dated 29 June 2020 on Likely Imminent Promulgation of National Security Law
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 29, 2020

港區國安法|51聯合國專家批中國無與港人協商 促人權理事會建立機制監察人權 (51 UN experts in joint statement: there has been no meaningful consultation with the people of Hong Kong on the draft national security law; Human Rights Council should establish special mechanism to monitor human rights situation in China, particularly in Hong Kong and Xinjiang)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2020

Related:
UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China
联合国专家呼吁采取果断措施保护中国境内的基本自由
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, June 26, 2020

【國安法壓港】記協去信人大委員長要求撤銷立法 質疑條文衝擊司法獨立、新聞自由 (In letter to Li Zhanshu, Hong Kong Journalists' Association urges withdrawal of the national security law for Hong Kong; raises concern over harmful impact on judicial independence and freedom of the press)
The Stand News, June 27, 2020

不同宗派基督徒《蘋果》刊聲明 :內地國安法劣跡斑斑,強烈反對港區國安法 (Multiple religious groups issue joint statement strongly oppose the national security law for Hong Kong)
The Stand News, June 27, 2020

十一間大學學生會發聯合七一宣言 「一息尚存,抗爭到底」 (11 university students' unions issue statement: We will continue the fight until our last breath)
The Stand News, June 29, 2020

以疫情及限聚令為由 警方禁止民陣七一集會遊行 (Police denies Civil Human Rights Front's application for July 1 marches due to gathering ban)
The Stand News, June 27, 2020

China to put visa restrictions on US individuals over Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2020

外交部斥《香港自治法案》是廢紙一張 將限制美方簽證 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the Hong Kong Autonomy Act is useless; China to impose visa restriction on U.S. officials)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 29, 2020

Dozens arrested during Hong Kong peaceful protest against national security laws
The Guardian, June 28, 2020

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Several assaulted by ‘Protect Alliance Hong Kong’ assailants in Yuen Long
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong police put area around July 1 handover anniversary venue on lockdown
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2020

Hong Kong public broadcaster loses right to produce July 1 flag-raising ceremony
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2020

National security law: video of Hong Kong PLA garrison troops doing live-fire training could be ‘warning to separatists’: analyst
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:59

Hong Kong Journalist Groups Appeal to UN Over Police Violence
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2020

US Senate passes bill that would punish China for Hong Kong national security law
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2020

Exclusive: Hong Kong spends almost HK$7m of taxpayers money on promoting security law; ‘One-way brainwashing,’ says democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2020

National security law: Beijing will not be deterred by opposition to legislation, Basic Law Committee vice-chairman Maria Tam says
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2020

【港版國安法】12新工會到G20領事館請願促施壓中方 實名聯署示真香港人意願 (12 new unions deliver real-name petition to G20 consulates, urge actions on China for the national security law for Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, June 26, 2020

新聞工作者團體發聲明促保障新聞自由 記協函栗戰書要求撤銷立法 (Multiple journalists' groups urge to protect the freedom of press; Hong Kong News Executives' Association urges retraction of national security law for Hong Kong)
CitizenNews, June 26, 2020

Related:
An Open Letter to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor Seeking Clarification on National Security Law
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, June 24, 2020

新聞稿 (Hong Kong News Executives' Association Press Release)
Hong Kong News Executives' Association, June 26, 2020

美參議院通過《香港自治法案》  港府:制裁「完全不能接受」 對港事務評論「無事實根據」 (Hong Kong Government response to the Hong Kong Autonomy Act: totally unacceptable; commenting on Hong Kong's affairs without factual basis)
The Stand News, June 26, 2020

香港今后将在课程中向学生介绍香港维护国安法重要内容 (Hong Kong school curriculum to include national security law education)
Xinhua, June 26, 2020

七一遊行遭警反對 區議員徐子見:恐歷史寫「國安法在無遊行反對下通過」 (Police deny July 1 demonstration application; district council member Shui Chi-Kin fears history may say " national security law was passed without protests or opposition")
Ming Pao, June 26, 2020

港區國安法|譚惠珠料周末有機會投票 稱條文待草案敲定才公布 (Maria Tam: voting on final draft of the national security law may take place this weekend, will be released to public when draft is finalized)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 14:56

Hong Kong national security law: city’s leader must have power to pick judges to stop threat of ‘dual allegiance’, says official from China’s top legislative body
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2020

Hong Kong protests: lawyer Martin Lee blasts government response to legal challenge over police identification during unrest
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2020

Hong Kong police charge 7 people over incident at Prince Edward MTR station last August
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2020

【國安法】律師會關注特首指派法官損害司法獨立 冀當局就草案諮詢 (The Law Society of Hong Kong Statement: The process of Chief Executive to designate judges or magistrates harms judicial independence; authorities hold consultations on draft legislation)
CitizenNews, June 24, 2020

Related:
National Security Legislation Further Observations
國 家 安 全 立 法 進 一 步 意 見
The Law Society of Hong Kong, June 24, 2020

稱港國安法「守護神」 中央:管轄權必不可少 (Calling the national security law a "guardian angel," mainland authorities emphasize jurisdiction over Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2020

【港版國安法】李家超:通過後即日生效 對警履行職責有信心 (Secretary for Security: National Security Law will be enacted the day it's passed; full confidence in Hong Kong police enforcing it)
inmediahk.net, June 24, 2020

林鄭月娥:香港已成為國家安全缺口 (Carrie Lam: Hong Kong is the loophole to national security)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 24, 2020

港區國安法|郭榮鏗:司法獨立、管轄權概念不同 張勇不太明白港制度 (Dennis Kwok: Judicial independence and jurisdiction are two different concepts; Zhang Yong doesn't quite understand Hong Kong's system)
Ming Pao, June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 11:54
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 16:23

法制工作委员会负责人向十三届全国人大常委会第十九次会议作关于《中华人民共和国香港特别行政区维护国家安全法(草案)》的说明 (Representative from the Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee explains details of the “PRC and Hong Kong SAR Law on the Preservation of National Security (draft)” at the 19th session of the 13th NPC Standing Committee Meeting)
Xinhua, June 20, 2020

【國安法草案】釋法權在北京 凌駕港法例 特首揀法官審 設國安委中央派顧問 設駐港公署有管轄權 (Draft national security law: Beijing owns the right of interpretation; Chief Executive will assign judges; national security committee will be established in Hong Kong with advisor dispatched from Beijing; national security agency will be established in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, June 20, 2020

National security law: questions raised over Beijing’s sweeping powers, as critics point to new agency, role of adviser in commission
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2020

Security law: top Hong Kong barrister raises concerns over ‘executive interference’ into judiciary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2020

National security law: why Hong Kong legal experts worry legislation could be backdated
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2020

香港《国安法》草案细节引发的五大争议 (5 takeaways from the controversial draft national security law for Hong Kong)
BBC, June 22, 2020

Law Will Tighten Beijing’s Grip on Hong Kong With Chinese Security Force
新国安法细节出炉,北京将如何加强对香港控制?

The New York Times, June 22, 2020

港版國安法細節曝光 公務員入職需宣誓擁護《基本法》、效忠特區 (Detail of the national security law for Hong Kong released; civil servants are required to pledge allegiance to uphold the Basic Law and the S.A.R.)
HK01, June 20, 2020

Beijing and EU officials hold tense summit amid trade, human rights concerns
AFP, June 22, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 11:36

AP Interview: Martin Lee sees end of the Hong Kong he knows
Associated Press, June 19, 2020

China Presses Ahead With Tougher-Looking National Security Law For Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2020

Student’s pro-democracy human chain protest cancelled after Hong Kong police warn schools
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2020

【國安法壓港】英駐華使館發文反駁中國指控 指《中英聯合聲明》仍有效 文章遭微信刪除 (WeChat removes UK Embassy's statement on the validity of the Sino-British Joint Declaration)
The Stand News, June 19, 2020

籲歐盟對華強硬 黃之鋒:尚有自由的最後證詞 (“It could be my last testimony when I'm free,” Joshua Wong urges EU to stand strong against China)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2020

人大常委會會議明早閉幕 未知會否表決港區國安法 (NPC Standing Committee meeting to conclude tomorrow, decision on national security law for Hong Kong remains unknown)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 19, 2020

大律師公會關注內地及官員透露的港區國安法建議細節 (Hong Kong Bar Association express concern over the “supreme status” of the national security law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 19, 2020

Related:
Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on NPCSC's deliberation of the proposed national security law and reported details
香港大律師公會就全國人大常委審議《香港國安法》及相關報導的聲明
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 19, 2020

涉六四煽惑非法集結 李卓人何俊仁梁耀忠黎智英等7.13提堂 (For involvement in June 4 candlelight vigil, Cheuk-Yan, Albert Ho, and 11 activists are due in court on July 13 to be formally charged with “unauthorized” assembly)
Ming Pao, June 19, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:34
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:34

Retweeting through the Great Firewall
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, June 12, 2020

Related:
Retweeting through the Great Firewall
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, June 12, 2020

China’s Surveillance Technology Is Keeping Tabs on Populations Around the World
The Diplomat, June 18, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 13:33

Group of 86 NGOs issue letter calling for scrapping of planned Hong Kong security law
Reuters, June 17, 2020

Related:
Open Letter Re: Reject National Security Legislation
Amnesty International, June 16, 2020

Beijing to speed up formulation of Hong Kong security law as top legislature meets
Hong Kong Free Press, June 17, 2020

Extradition to mainland China may be possible under new Hong Kong national security law, says city’s representative on country’s top legislative body
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong official drops hints that election candidates could be barred for opposing new legislation
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2020

National security law: Britain urged to go ‘one step further’ for Hong Kong’s BN(O) passport holders alarmed by Beijing legislation
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2020

傳「港版國安法」最遲 7 月初通過 《明報》引消息:中央駐港人員擬持械 (Sources: National security law for Hong Kong will be passed no later than early July, Central Government staff in Hong Kong may be armed)
The Stand News, June 17, 2020

NOW 新聞主管張志剛八月退休 本月底即轉任高級顧問 無綫前中國組主管陳鐵彪空降 (Current chief of Now News to be replaced by former chief of TVB’s China department)
The Stand News, June 17, 2020

黎智英被指涉違規經營公司 壹傳媒發公告:至今無人被捕或提控 (Jimmy Lai is reportedly under suspicion of illegal business operation; Next Digital says no one has been arrested or charged yet)
HK01, June 17, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:01

Former Hong Kong envoy chosen as new British ambassador to China
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

National security law: Hong Kong leader calls on opposition camp not to demonise legislation"
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

Hong Kong justice secretary says ‘improper’ intent, political motivations reasons to quash private criminal prosecutions
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to let groups of 50 people meet in public as government dramatically reduces social-distancing measures
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2020

Britain warns at UN rights forum against security law for Hong Kong
Reuters, June 16, 2020

指香港是全國 14 億人「風險位」 林鄭:「300 萬」簽名證港人撐國安法 反對者與廣大市民為敵 警告停手 (Referring to Hong Kong as the “risk point” for 1.4 billion people, Carrie Lam claims 3 million Kong Kongers support the national security law and warns opponents to cease and desist)
The Stand News, June 16, 2020

港區國安法|籌罷課組織籲投票展民意 稱政府譴責「公投」打壓青年聲音 (Class boycott group urges referendum on national security law for Hong Kong, calls government's condemnation an attempt to suppress voices of young people)
Ming Pao, June 16, 2020

取消食肆婚宴人數限制卻保留限聚令 郭家麒批為打壓七一遊行 (Hong Kong government lifts limit on restaurants and wedding receptions but keeps public gathering at 50; Kwok Ka-Ki, LegCo member, slams move as ploy to block July 1 March)
CitizenNews, June 16, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 13:59

Beijing reserves right to handle ‘rare’ cases involving Hong Kong’s new national security law
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2020

港版國安法|港澳辦:主要由特區執法 中央直接管轄特別嚴重案件 (Deng Zhonghua, deputy director of HKMAO: National security law is primarily enforced by the SAR government, but the central government will handle serious cases)
HK01, June 15, 2020

Beijing’s security law for Hong Kong won’t be compatible with city’s common law system says Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2020

Thousands of mourners on death anniversary of Hong Kong protester ‘raincoat man’
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2020

Hong Kong protests: 15 opposition figures charged over unauthorised rallies apply to have trial put on hold
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2020

教育局:兩辦聲明表達對香港青年人重視及關注 (Education Bureau: HKMAO and LOCPG issue statements on youth in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2020

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香港中联办发言人:坚定支持香港特区建立健全与“一国两制”相适应的教育体系 (Spokesperson of LOCPG: Strongly support HKSAR to build a healthy education system compatible with "one country, two systems")
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R., June 12, 2020

国务院港澳办发言人:斩断黑手,救救孩子 (Spokesperson of HKMAO: Save children, cut off the black hands)
Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, June 12, 2020

國安法未有條文 建制組織發起「無獨書展」 籲舉報涉獨書刊產品 轉交國安部門 (Pro-establishment organizations launch campaign to encourage people to report books relating to Hong Kong independence directly to mainland national security departments)
The Stand News, June 15, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:23

Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai among 13 opposition figures to be charged over June 4 vigil
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2020

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被指煽惑六四非法集結 支聯會鄒幸彤張文光尹兆堅 民陣陳皓桓等九人將被檢控 (9 activists face charges for inciting illegal assembly on June 4th)
The Stand News, June 12, 2020

Hong Kong protests: police take dispersal action as hundreds gather to mark one-year anniversary of first major clashes
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2020

National security law: Beijing’s offices in Hong Kong take aim at organisers of class boycotts
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2020

香港版国安法:《香港半年报告书》引发英中外交舌战再起 (U.K. releases controversial semi-annual report on Hong Kong)
BBC, June 12, 2020

國歌條例刊憲生效 消息指警方調查可參考社交媒體言論 (National Anthem Law takes effect today; source: police can reference social media posts as part of investigation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 12, 2020

大律師公會:港區國安法檢控應嚴格按照本港刑事程序 (Hong Kong Bar Association: prosecution of offences under the national security law should be in strict accordance with normal criminal procedures applicable in Hong Kong courts)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 12, 2020

Related:
Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Drafting of the National Security Law
香港大律師公會就全國人大常委草擬《港區國安法》的聲明
Hong Kong Bar Association, June 12, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:50

Interview: 'I'm Going to Stay Here And Fight to The Bitter End'
Radio Free Asia, June 10, 2020

Hong Kong police tell Tiananmen vigil organisers and media boss Jimmy Lai they will be prosecuted over Victoria Park gathering
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2020

Joint declaration ‘not relevant’ to national security law for Hong Kong, says Beijing
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2020

【港版國安法】律師會終詳細回應:倡以陪審團審訊 不以國籍指派法官 (On national security law for Hong Kong, The Law Society of Hong Kong suggests trial by jury, and assigns judges regardless of their nationality)
Apple Daily, June 11, 2020

Related:
National Security Legislation preliminary observations
國家安全立法初步意見
The Law Society of Hong Kong, June 11, 2020

【國歌法】林鄭簽署條例 明日刊憲生效 籲市民自覺尊重 (Carrie Lam signs National Anthem Law, effective on June 12 upon publication in the Hong Kong Government Gazette; urges citizens to be conscientious and respectful)
HK01, June 11, 2020

李家超:須確保國安法實施之日有隊伍執法 警隊已開始部署 (Hong Kong Secretary for Security: Police deployment already begun to ensure enforcement of national security law for Hong Kong the day very it is enacted)
The Stand News, June 11, 2020

國務院參事:港區國安法立法屬中國內政 (Zhu Guangyao, Counselor of the State Council: the national security law for Hong Kong is China's internal affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 11, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 13:48

Japan to draft G7 statement on China’s plans for Hong Kong national security law
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2020

Hong Kong police unit dedicated to enforcing new national security law already in the works, minister reveals to Post
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2020

李家超:警隊正成立專責部門執行國安法 具情報收集調查培訓等職能 (Hong Kong Secretary for Security: Police to form special department to enforce national security law empowered to gather intelligence, investigate, conduct training)
The stand News, June 10, 2020

Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK must help nurture viewers’ sense of national identity, government-appointed chairman says
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2020

Beijing’s liaison office held ‘unprecedented’ round of meetings with senior Hong Kong officials to boost support for national security law
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2020

中国港澳办副主任张晓明阐述香港“政治问题” 北京话锋突变传递什么信号 (What signal is being sent in Beijing's drastic change in rhetoric on Hong Kong?)
BBC, June 10, 2020

立法會換屆選舉敲定9月6日舉行 提名期7月18日展開 (Legislative Council general election is set for Sept. 6, nominations begin July 18)
HK01, June 10, 2020

民間集會團隊 6.12 愛丁堡廣場舉行宗教集會 警方籲市民勿參與 (Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team to hold religious assembly on June 12; police urge public not to participate)
The Stand News, June 10, 2020

港人示威纪念6/9百万人大游行一周年 (On anniversary, thousand Hong Kongers commemorate the million-strong anti-extradition march)
Voice of America, June 10, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 13:16
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:15

China Hails Its Virus Triumphs, and Glosses Over Its Mistakes
New York Times, June 7, 2020

Related:
Full Text: Fighting COVID-19: China in Action
The State Council Information Office: The People's Republic of China, June 7, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic shows global consequences of China’s local censorship rules
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2020

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