HONG KONG—The city’s top official appealed to people to support new national security legislation imposed by Beijing, as international criticism of China’s decision to bypass city lawmakers mounted.

On Friday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam wrote in local newspapers that Hong Kong has become a gaping hole in China’s national security. She said the city’s prosperity and stability are at risk from violence arising from last year’s protests, which she said had “traumatized” the community. She appealed for people’s “full understanding…



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