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Hong Kong: China opens national security office in hotel building01:17

Hong Kong: China opens national security office in hotel building

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
July 8, 2020 at 12:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Chinese government officially opened a new national security office for Hong Kong on Wednesday transforming a hotel building in the commercial district of Causeway Bay into the new bureau's temporary headquarters.

The Chinese flag can be seen outside the 33-storey Metropark Hotel, where the new Office for Safeguarding National Security is located.

According to the law that was passed last Tuesday, the office is expected to be in charge of 'criminal cases related to national security in Hong Kong, to target subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign or external forces seeking to interfere with the HKSAR's affairs.'

Hong Kong: China opens national security office in hotel building01:17
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The Chinese government officially opened a new national security office for Hong Kong on Wednesday transforming a hotel building in the commercial district of Causeway Bay into the new bureau's temporary headquarters.

The Chinese flag can be seen outside the 33-storey Metropark Hotel, where the new Office for Safeguarding National Security is located.

According to the law that was passed last Tuesday, the office is expected to be in charge of 'criminal cases related to national security in Hong Kong, to target subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign or external forces seeking to interfere with the HKSAR's affairs.'

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