THE THREAT POSED BY HONG KONG’S
NATIONAL SECURITY LAW
As British China specialists with long experience in teaching, research, and journalism, both in the UK and on the mainland and in Hong Kong, we wish to share our concern at the implications for academic freedom of the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL). The ability to study modern China freely, to work with Chinese colleagues, to report and to make critical assessments freely, is now under serious threat. Harriet Evans, Stephan Feuchtwang and John Gittings look at several disturbing features of the new law, and make some recommendations which may be of use not only to those in British universities in the field of China studies, but to journalists, NGO workers or indeed anyone engaged in and with China.
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