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The security law feared by Hong Kong activists

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China has imposed a national security law on Hong Kong which changes many things for citizens in the territory.

It introduces new penalties – up to life in prison – for offences including advocating for Hong Kong’s independence.

Critics have called it “the end of Hong Kong”, but supporters say it is needed to stamp out the chaos of anti-government protests.

China correspondent Stephen McDonell explains what the law means, and what people there think.

Video by Edward Lawrence.

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