The world remains as volatile as ever as several major issues continue to cause chaos across the globe. In the past 24 hours, some of the most significant news stories have sent waves of outrage, shock, and sorrow around the world. Here’s a brief report on some of the top Canadian News Today stories of the last day. 1. China’s New Hong Kong Security Law China continues to draw ire from several countries following the passing of a new national security law in Hong Kong.
The law, which came into effect yesterday, gives Beijing sweeping new powers to crack down on what it deems as subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces. Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong fear that the law will dismantle their liberties and freedoms. Meanwhile, the United States has announced they will no longer consider Hong Kong as autonomous from China due to the new law. The move could potentially pave the way for Washington to revoke Hong Kong’s special trade status, further escalating tensions between the US and China.