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It's been an eventful month since China's government imposed a national security law on Hong Kong.
China's leaders say it's essential to curb months of disruptive protests, but critics say it's the death knell of democracy in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
Police detained student activists.
12 democratic candidates were disqualified from a now postponed legislative council election.
And despite going into exile, activists overseas such as Nathan Law now face wanted notices if they return to Hong Kong.
So what's the future for autonomy and freedom of expression in the global financial hub?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Isaac Cheng - Pro-Democracy Campaigner

Andrew Leung - Independent China Strategist

Stephen Vines - China Analyst and Author of Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship

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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst Democracy can disappear from the frame work of institutional law there, but the pro-democratic and freedom movement will continue for a long time. Hong Kong is where the 4th IR techs are tried for nefarious purposes controlling and holding the individual in an authoritarian society. Let's be aware and ready, as this can be repeated anywhere in the future if we just leave politics to the politicians.