Hong Kong to censor films for national security breaches


Visitors look at artefacts that document the anti-extradition protest movement that started in June 2019 and runs through June 2021. – EPA pic, June 11, 2021.

HONG Kong censors are to vet all films for national security breaches under expanded powers announced today, in the latest blow to the financial hub’s political and artistic freedoms.

Authorities in semi-autonomous Hong Kong have embarked on a sweeping crackdown to root out Beijing’s critics after huge and often violent democracy protests convulsed the city in 2019.


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