Hong Kong to create more national security offences

A protester runs away from tear gas shot by police during a protest outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong in 2019. Officials have started working on new legislation that will define new crimes under the security law. – EPA pic, September 14, 2021.

HONG Kong will create a host of new national security offences, a senior official confirmed today, building on a law Beijing imposed last year that has criminalised much dissent and transformed the city.

Chris Tang, a former police chief promoted to security secretary this year, said officials had started working on local legislation that would define new crimes under the security law.

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