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APA Endorses AAS Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law

Monday, July 20, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mike Morris
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The APA board of officers has signed onto the Association for Asian Studies Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law. The statement begins,

We, the undersigned scholarly societies, express our deep concern over the PRC government’s imposition of sweeping new security legislation that severely curtails the freedoms guaranteed in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The new legislation potentially puts at risk anyone whose words or actions may be construed as criticism of the PRC or the Hong Kong governments, regardless of citizenship or where such words and actions take place.

The full statement and list of signatories is available on the AAS website.


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