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    China Proposes New Hong Kong Security Law

    They're not mincing words. While protests last summer pressured Hong Kong officials to scrap a controversial extradition law, China is now moving to impose a "treason, secession, sedition and subversion" law on the semi-autonomous territory. The measure is now before the rubber-stamp National People's Congress, Beijing's most important political gathering, and could bypass territorial approval. That would essentially destroy the "one country, two systems" framework adopted when Britain relinquished control of Hong Kong in 1997. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to react "very strongly" if the law goes through.

    This OZY op-ed points out Trump's China symbiosis.

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