Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an order enacting wide-reaching security legislation passed by China’s legislature to affect Hong Kong.
On Tuesday morning local time, the National People’s Congress, dominated by the Chinese Communist Party, passed the security legislation after a year of pro-freedom protests in Hong Kong. The law is expected to go into effect later Tuesday night.
The law, approved just one day before marking the anniversary of the United Kingdom’s handover of Hong Kong to China, criminalizes acts of subversion, separatism, and collusion with foreign forces. It reportedly contains six articles and 66 clauses and was passed unanimously with 162