The new legislation came into effect Tuesday, June 30th and already many pro-democracy activists have stepped down from their roles. Beijing dismisses both criticism and complaints by the UK and other Western nations that say the law is in breach of the guarantees made to protect Hong Kong's freedoms
In 1997 Britain granted back Hong Kong's sovereignty to China. This meant certain guarantees such as freedom of speech and an independent judicial system. These political freedoms were promised for a 50-year period, but the new law seems to be putting an end to those rights.
Pro-democracy activist, local legislator, Nathan Law, fled the territory while others have stepped down from their roles. Law had stepped down from Demosisto Party after the new law came into effect on Tuesday. A Party he co-founded with activist Joshua Wong. At the time, he said the law marked the start of a "bloody cultural revolution".
So far more than 9 books have been put "under review", including two from activist Joshua Wong who tweeted the list on July 4th.