What is Hong Kong’s National Security Law?

Graffiti that reads "Free Hong Kong" from the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. (Photo by Johnathan van Smit, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license).

Cardinal Zen was arrested and released Wednesday, May 11th, under Hong Kong’s National Security Law — a law that has eroded Hong Kong’s autonomy, democracy and essential freedoms. Hong Kong is under a “one country, two systems” principle that separates Hong Kong and China. This principle plus Hong Kong’s constitution, called the Basic Law, is […]