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Hong Kong security law: Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong

Credit: BBC News- Published on July 8, 2020
Mainland agents based in the office can, under a new law, investigate Hong Kongers for security crimes.
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Published on July 9, 2020 -  01:07
Hong Kong: activists raise blank paper in protest against security law
Protesters have held up blank pieces of white paper to avoid using slogans banned under a new national security law in Hong Kong on Monday. The law, which was imposed by China after anti-government protests last year, has made it illegal to shout slogans or hold up banners and flags calling for the city's independence. Hong Kong police cleared the group of demonstrators who gathered in a shopping centre in the central business district.

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Local councillors fear China could use the trip to collect DNA samples for surveillance purposes.
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Six activists, including some now in the UK, are reportedly wanted under the new security law.
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