Hong Kong's new security law has raised fears about the city's status as a hub for global commerce. But early evidence suggests concerns may be overblown.
UN special rapporteurs said the law posts a serious risk to fundamental rights, in an open letter to Beijing. They also say the law undermines the right to freedom of expression.
Hong Kong's protest culture has been targeted by Beijing's security law. Experts say mass arrests during demonstrations this weekend show why the pro-democracy movement needs to adapt.
Germany's top diplomat also urged China to allow a UN mission to look into the human rights situation of Uighurs living in Xinjiang. His Chinese colleague Wang Yi rejected "foreign interference" in domestic affairs.
European leaders were angry about Xinjiang camps and the Hong Kong crackdown. A long-awaited EU-China summit produced sharper rhetoric but nothing substantive as the bloc struggles to find a coherent approach to China.
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