A long-anticipated report has cleared Hong Kong's police of any wrongdoing during last year's unrest. Protests had broken out over concerns about increasing control of the territory by mainland China.
An increasing number of Hong Kong residents have said they no longer see a future for themselves in the city. A new China's national security law appears to be convincing even more people to leave.
Demonstrators in Hong Kong are protesting a bill that would make it illegal to abuse the Chinese national anthem. Police have fired pepper ball rounds into crowds that tried to gather near the city-state's legislature.
Wilson Leung, a Hong Kong barrister, told DW that pro-democracy activists fear being prosecuted under Beijing's proposed "national security law," adding that the future of free speech is very uncertain.
Security chiefs in Hong Kong have given their backing to a bill that pro-democracy activists say will end the territory's "one county, two systems" model. Activists are planning more protests, despite coronavirus.
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