Hong Kong

Attempts to dissuade China's ruling Communist Party from asserting more authority over Hong Kong didn't work. Now that China is imposing a new national security law on the territory, world powers are looking to punish Beijing.

The law hands the central government almost unchecked legal power in the former British colony, which was promised a "high degree of autonomy" for 50 years when it was returned to China in 1997. Drafted secretly and enacted swiftly on Tuesday, it is considered by many analysts to be even harsher than expected.

Annette Elizabeth Allen / For NPR

President Trump is holding a press event following China's move to impose national security laws on Hong Kong.

Watch his remarks live here starting at 2 p.m.

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