law in Hong Kong

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On June 30 2020, the Chinese government introduced a national security law in Hong Kong that outlaws “acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security.”

“Combined with Covid-19 and the protests, the national security law has created lots of uncertainty about the upcoming recovery,” Herbert Yum, a Hong Kong research manager at market research provider Euromonitor International, tells CNN Travel.

“We can expect that visitors from the US and UK will decrease significantly (after Covid-19 restrictions relax) because both governments have expressed lots of concern about the safety and stability of Hong Kong. However, tourists from mainland China, which make up approximately 70% of Hong Kong’s total (overnight) tourism arrivals, could feel safer and more willing to come to Hong Kong.”

Source: CNN