Hong Kong authorities have issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy activists — Nathan Law, Wayne Chan Ka-kui, Honcques Laus, Simon Cheng, Ray Wong Toi-yeung, and American citizen Samuel Chu — living in exile abroad on suspicion of secession or colluding with foreign governments. The warrants are the first example of the city's law enforcement using extraterritorial power to go after activists who aren't living in Hong Kong since Beijing passed a new national security law that seeks to undermine the pro-democracy movement. Chu said the move shows "how desperate and how scared" China is of international pressure, while Law said it "underscores the absurdity of Chinese Communist rule."

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