Hong Kong stock market falls 5% on Beijing's security law plan

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Hong Kong stock market falls 5% on Beijing's security law plan

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell more than 5% today in its worst day since 2015, as China announced plans for a "national security law" for the semi-autonomous territory. The announcement from Beijing late yesterday has rattled markets around the world and is likely to lead to fresh unrest in Hong Kong and further strain relations with Washington. Some observers said the new law would signal the end of Hong Kong's special status and the "one country, two systems" arrangement that took e...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.