Growing jitters as Hong Kong awaits the passage of a new national security law in Beijing

Besides being wary of taking part in protests, some Hong Kongers are also more cautious about making public comments. PHOTO: AFP
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HONG KONG - Support for protests ahead of the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover on July 1 appears to be dwindling amid growing jitters over a new national security law for the territory being pushed on the mainland.

The forthcoming legislation outlaws acts of secession, subversion, terrorism as well as "collusion with foreign and external forces to endanger national security".

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