HK repression gets under way

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The Independent Online
Future Hong Kong lawmakers gave their support to plans to dilute civil liberties after the territory reverts to China. Plans put forward by future leader Tung Chee-hwa include requiring police permits for political protests and a ban on foreign funding of political groups. The China-appointed body that will replace the territory's elected legislature on July 1 also passed its first law yesterday.

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