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Hong Kong officials on Tuesday threw their weight behind the passage of a national security law for the special administrative region, pledging efforts to fulfill …
Hong Kong officials on Tuesday threw their weight behind the passage of a national security law for the special administrative region, pledging efforts to fulfill the requirements of the law to establish special local departments to handle national security issues.
Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said in a statement that a dedicated office under the Department of Justice has been set up to handle prosecutions and related legal matters on national security.
As a member of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security, which will be established and chaired by the chief executive, Cheng said she is committed to assisting in formulating policies and implementing legal system requirements.
Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu, together with heads of the city’s six disciplinary forces, including Police Commissioner Tang Ping-keung, said in another statement that they will “render full support “to implementation of the national security law in the city.

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