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New York Times moving some Hong Kong staff over security law

A man wearing a face mask sits along the Kowloon side of Victoria Harbour which faces the skyline of Hong Kong Island, in Hong Kong on July 13, 2020. Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP

HONG KONG — The New York Times on Wednesday said it was moving its digital news hub from Hong Kong to South Korea as a result of a national security law Beijing imposed on the city.

“China’s sweeping new national security law in Hong Kong has created a lot of uncertainty about what the new rules will mean to our operation and our journalism,” executives wrote in an email to staff, according to a news report published on the New York Times website.

“We feel it is prudent to make contingency plans and begin to diversify our editing staff around the region.”

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