First person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law found guilty of terrorism | The World

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists have had another glimpse of a future under the national security law, after a 24-year old man who was the first to be charged under the controversial legislation was found guilty. Judges ruled Tong Yong-Kit incited secession and terrorism last year when he rammed his motorbike into a group of police officers. Glacier Kwong, a research fellow with the Hong Kong Democratic Council, tells The World she fears he will receive “a very heavy penalty”.

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    Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

    Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of “one country, two systems”.

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