Hong Kong’s longest day: national security law passed in 15 minutes, but Beijing takes its time revealing details

It took just 15 minutes on Tuesday morning for China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, to endorse a national security law drawn up for Hong Kong.But Hongkongers anxious to learn the details of the sweeping new law were kept in the dark until 11pm, when the Hong Kong government released all 66 articles.Throughout the day as anticipation intensified, some localist groups in the city folded, activists announced they were quitting politics, and even “yellow”…

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