Hong Kong teenager, Tony Chung, 19, has been charged with secession, money laundering and conspiring to publish seditious contents.
Chung was picked up on Tuesday at a coffee shop opposite the US consulate.
If convicted, the teenager may face up to 10 years or life imprisonment under the country’s new law, he is to appear in court January 7, 2021.
Hong Kong since last year has been facing a political upheaval which has resulted in series of violent pro-democracy protests with its citizens who demand that trials of persons should not be in China, adding that the Asian giant hands off its political interference.
Many youths are protesting for independence or greater autonomy for Hong Kong.
Chung has been arrested on several occasions alongside with his three student friends.
The civil unrest has attracted attention from the international community yet the country’s leadership remains adamant going ahead with the new laws.