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‘Things Just Seem to Get Worse’

How Beijing Is Working to Smother Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

Editorial cartoon appearing recently on Hong Kong social media.

By Patrick McShane

In these occasional reports, Digital Privacy News examines the fallout of China’s national security law on Hong Kong.

For 156 years, before Hong Kong’s return to Chinese control in 1997, and until last June, the people of this city respected the rule of law.

Now, however, Beijing appears to be determined to disable Hong Kong’s long-held Western notion of jurisprudence and replace it with the mainland system, where all law is subject to control by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).