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China to Allow State-Security Agents to Police Hong Kong


A new detail in the proposed national-security law would allow state security bodies to operate officially in the semiautonomous city HONG KONG—China’s government plans to let mainland state-security agencies operate officially in Hong Kong, a senior Chinese official said Friday, adding to concerns about the city’s diminishing autonomy as Beijing steps up its efforts to rein in the protest-torn city.
Surprise plans for Beijing to impose national-security laws on Hong Kong have already stirred up considerable concern in the largely self-administered Chinese territory. Beijing officials first mentioned the plans on Thursday, saying the measures are needed...