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UNSW Prof Timothy O'Leary available for comment on potential erosion of autonomy in Hong Kong

Media Release
Friday 22 May

UNSW Prof Timothy O’Leary available to comment on potential erosion of autonomy in Hong Kong

With China looking to introduce wide-reaching new national security laws to its parliament, the autonomy of Hong Kong is threatened, says UNSW expert.


“If National Security legislation is imposed on Hong Kong directly from Beijing, without being debated in Hong Kong’s own Legislative Council, this will represent a very significant erosion of the autonomy of Hong Kong which was promised until 2047,” Professor O’Leary says.


Professor Timothy O'Leary is available to discuss the escalating situation in Hong Kong with China's move to pass national security legislation targeting the city-state.

Professor O’Leary is a Hong Kong Permanent Resident who was actively involved in defending academic freedom in Hong Kong in recent years.


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