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"As Night Descends on Hong Kong, the UN Raises No Objection"
Jeff Jacoby · Jul. 13, 2020

China’s draconian new national security law for Hong Kong took effect on July 1. The arrests began at once.

Police in riot gear swarmed the Causeway Bay shopping district, firing pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber bullets into a crowd of Hong Kong residents protesting the legislation. They deployed water cannons to disperse the marchers and drown out their chants. At least 370 people were arrested, including a 15-year-old girl. Under the new law, anyone convicted of “acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces” — i.e., of openly dissenting from China’s totalitarian control — faces a potential maximum sentence of life in prison.

No less insidious than what the new law allows Chinese authorities to do to dissidents — warrantless searches, secret trials, seizure of assets — is the censorship it is driving Hong Kongers to impose . . . .

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C.J.V. - time for U.S. to get out of the UN, methinks
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