China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Aimed at Crushing Protests

HONG KONG—China’s legislature approved Tuesday a sweeping new legislation aimed at quashing threats to countrywide

HONG KONG—China’s legislature approved Tuesday a sweeping new legislation aimed at quashing threats to countrywide safety in Hong Kong, rejecting Western criticism that Beijing’s initiatives will curb people’s freedoms in the protest-torn town.

Senior members of the Countrywide People’s Congress voted unanimously to go the legislation, which is meant to prevent and punish subversive, secessionist and terrorist functions in Hong Kong, as very well as collusion with overseas forces, according to the formal Xinhua News Company. The legislation will consider…