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CHINA IS ASSHOLE: National security law: arrested Hong Kong activist among group caught by China’s coastguard while fleeing to Taiwan, sources confirm. “Andy Li, who was arrested for alleged collusion with foreign forces and money laundering in a police swoop on August 10, was detained in mainland China on suspicion of ‘unlawfully crossing the border,’ along with others caught on the boat.”
Li has been speaking up against Beijing for years, but this new “national security” law allows for Hong Kongers to be tried in Beijing’s kangaroo courts, rather than in front of Hong Kong juries. No wonder he tried to flee.