China appoints hardliner as head of Hong Kong national security agency

Beijing (AFP) July 3, 2020
China appointed a hardliner involved in a clamp down against protests on the mainland as the head of Hong Kong’s new security agency on Friday, state media said, days after imposing a sweeping law on the territory that criminalises dissent. Zheng Yanxiong will take the helm of the controversial national security agency, a new office set up under the legislation that empowers mainland securit
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