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  1. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Concern over call for national security laws in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:10pm by Tony Cheung

    ... A pro-Beijing legal expert has weighed into the debate about applying national security laws in Hong Kong, saying it would be consistent with Basic Law provisions that empower Beijing to act in times ... of the mini-constitution that requires Hong Kong to enact national security legislation. It was shelved more than a decade ago in the face of mass protests, but Hoo said it offered the only alternative to direct ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    PLA will not be used to deal with public disorder, says Hong Kong security minister

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 02:19pm by SAMUEL CHAN, JEFFIE LAM

    ... There is no possibility that Hong Kong police will call in the People's Liberation Army to deal with public disorder, the security minister says. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok was responding ... in handling large-scale events, including protests and marches," Lai told Legco's security panel. "I have absolute confidence in the Hong Kong police force, that it has the ability ...

  3. News - China - SECURITY

    China Southern Airlines in Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 05:16pm by Zhang Hong

    ... and passengers managed to subdue the hijackers. Other Chinese airlines have introduced self-defence training for cabin crew. Hong Kong Airlines teaches the martial art wing chun to cabin crew so they can control unruly passengers. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair also offer crew self-defence training. Hong Kong Airlines reported in August 2012 that it handled an average of three incidents ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Mainland Chinese legislation 'no substitute' for Article 23

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... The clause, long controversial, requires the city to enact a law to prevent treason, subversion and related acts. The university of Hong Kong law academic was weighing into the debate over a suggestion by mainland scholar and Basic Law Committee member Professor Rao Geping that the State Security Law could be temporarily enforced in Hong Kong if the special administrative region delayed ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Edward Snowden reporters Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras back in US

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by AP

    ... the information for their story. "This award is really for Edward Snowden," Poitras said. Greenwald and Poitras had flown to Hong Kong to meet Snowden after the former defence contractor fled ...

  6. News - China - SECURITY

    Hong Kong publisher Yao Wentian, working on Xi Jinping book, held on mainland China

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:11am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Editor of Morning Bell Press was working with author of book about Xi Jinping when lured to Shenzhen and detained three months ago HK publisher held on mainland A Hong Kong-based publisher who was working to release a dissident's book about President Xi Jinping has been detained on the mainland for nearly three months. Yao Wentian, 73, ...

  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US data smuggled by Snowden is 'in Russian hands', say US lawmakers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 05:34am by AFP

    ... of this information.” Snowden told The New York Times in October that he left all the documents with reporters he met in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow. Brazil’s lower chamber of Congress approved ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    New police trial of body-mounted video cameras sparks concern

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... filmed, reducing the need for arrests. Officers of the elite Police Tactical Unit of Hong Kong Island Region and emergency units in Kowloon West and New Territories North took part in the first ...

  9. News - World - SECURITY

    Spy agencies miss clues to terror attacks because of mass surveillance, says Snowden

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:56pm by WASHPOST

    ... spent a short time in Hong Kong before arriving in Moscow last year. The intelligence failures Snowden alleged are not clear-cut. The Christmas 2009 bomb attempt involved a failure to connect ...

  10. News - China - SECURITY

    New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Teddy Ng

    ... "Only with comprehensive legislation can China continue its development without fear of disturbances," said Lee Jai-ying, a Hong Kong delegate to the CPPCC. "Anti-terrorism efforts ...




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