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Hong Kong’s business community sees the need for national security laws, says think tank


Hong Kong police control access to a street in the central Mongkok neighbourhood during the demonstrations. A new wave of protests rise in Hong Kong at the news that the Chinese government will unilaterally pass the National Security Law 23.

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Like most economies, Hong Kong should have a national security law — even if Beijing is the one imposing it on the city, a think tank said on Tuesday.

“There’s a significant majority, particularly in the business community — which is more conservative, of course — that accepts that at some point, we should have a security law,” said David Dodwell, executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, a think tank.

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