Gorka just scored a four-year appointment to the National Security Education Board.
Despite recent developments spooking observers and tech giants like Facebook and Google, local leader Carrie Lam claimed the law is "not doom and gloom for Hong Kong."
While the full text has raised more questions than answers thanks to its broad definitions of the crimes, one thing is certain: observers are worried.
Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Groups Are Disbanding Hours After Beijing Passed New National Security Law
Social media posts were erased, protest art was removed from buildings, and a pro-China lawmaker offered huge rewards to anyone willing to snitch on protesters who fled the city.
From sanctions to political resignations to activists fleeing the city, the legislation already appears to be having what many assume was its desired effect.
Full details of the law still haven't been released to the general public, despite the fact that it is expected to go into effect on Wednesday.
As other countries urge the mainland to reconsider and local experts warn of an irreparable intrusion into the city's institutions, China's liaison office said consultations had yielded 'unanimous support' for the feared bill.
“Draconian laws and barricades cannot stop our spirit of resistance,” said a young engineer who expects to be targeted by Beijing.
Despite mounting, near-universal criticism of the law, Chinese officials said they are “unwavering” in their commitment to passing it.
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The origin of the attack, and motive, remain unclear.
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If he does get the job as America’s spymaster, Rep. Ratcliffe may want to consult U.S. intel experts about something called the “Wayback Machine.”
There appears to be a White House cover-up, and extreme concern among intel officials about Rudy Giuliani's activities