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National Security Law Would Not Erode Freedoms in Hong Kong: Carrie Lam

By Kyodo News 4 June 2020

BEIJING—Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday the enactment of a controversial national security law for the special administrative region would not undermine freedoms and human rights there, despite mounting fears China will tighten its grip on the territory.

The envisaged law would not prevent most Hong Kong citizens from exercising their basic rights, Lam told a press conference in Beijing after a three-hour meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng.

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