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Residents can anonymously send images, audio and videos if they suspect that someone has broken the law.

The law, introduced earlier this year, penalizes secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces.

already has led to several arrests of activists and protesters he has silenced.

The maximum penalty under the law is perpetual.

Hong Kong police said they had received more than 1,000 tips through the telephone line on Thursday night, according to reports by local media. Residents can send the information via email, text or WeChat, the most popular messaging application mainland. Css-1pzprxn-BulletListContainermargin-left: 1.5rem; CSS-1pzprxn-BulletListContainer

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  • activist Hong Kong hailed as the 'real Mulan' opposition politicians and rights groups they warn that the service could be used to target those with opposing political views.

    "He encouraged people to report their friends and neighbors, the Chinese government is replicating in Hong Kong one of its most effective tools for social control: a culture informant," principal investigator China Human Rights Watch, Maya Wang, told the BBC.

    "This is one of many recent developments chilling in Hong Kong, where authorities are bringing new tools to punish and TAME pro-democratic movement in the city."

    Beijing has continued to strengthen control of the city under the national security law. China claims the legislation is needed to address disturbances and instability after months of protests demanding more democracy and less Chinese influence.

    However, the law has been widely condemned by Western groups and governments on human rights, with critics saying the guaranteed extreme liberties for 50 years after British rule ended in Hong Kong in 1997.

    after it was introduced in June, a series of pro-democracy groups dissolved out of fear for their safety.

    Last week, teenage activist, Tony Chung was charged under the National Security Act, after days of being arrested outside the US consulate. Mr. Chung, 19, to the apparently had planned to enter the consulate and request asylum.

    Earlier this week, seven pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong were arrested during clashes with pro-Beijing lawmakers in the Legislative Council of the city in May. Related topics

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