Hong Kong's national security law, expected to be passed in a few days, will outlaw sedition and other crimes against the state, giving police more powers and imposing life sentences for offenses. Opponents say the law will undermine freedoms of speech, press and assembly
Religious groups, human rights activists and journalists fear their activities will be curtailed. Some business executives also worry about the free flow of information - viewed as crucial in this leading financial and market center.
Tung last week called the anti-subversion law necessary now that Hong Kong is part of China.
``We have to make sure that we are patriotic. We have to maintain the fundamental interests of our nation,'' Tung said. ``National security is something we cannot trifle with.''
Emphasis mine. This is definitely trouble. The Hong Kong/PRC dynamic is definitely going to be an interesting one over the coming months and days.