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A history of resistance: key dates in Hong Kong's battle with China

Beijing’s attempts to bring the territory to heel since handover have resulted in pushback and protest
Umbrellas in a cloud of tear gas outside Tai Koo MTR station in Hong Kong, 2019. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Beijing’s rubber-stamp parliament is to vote to move forward with a national security law for Hong Kong, in an unprecedented push that many fear will result in silencing critics of the government in the territory.

The legislation, which would bypass the semi-autonomous territory’s legislature as well as widespread opposition to such measures, comes on Thursday after years of controversial government-proposed measures aimed at bringing Hong Kong more in line with Beijing’s wishes.

Mass demonstrations have erupted in response to each of these plans

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