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Commentary: China’s clear message to the U.S. on Hong Kong: Beijing will not back down

Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2020 | Commentary: China's clear message to the U.S. on Hong Kong: Beijing will not back down

In a devastating blow to Hong Kong's long-promised autonomy, China has announced plans for a national security law that could squash protests and cripple freedoms in the territory. The move is also seen as clear signal that Beijing has no intention to bow to global opinion, even as it faces increasing pushback from the U.S. and other countries.