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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468961/call-impose-national-security-laws-hong-kong-worrying
  2. 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

    ... Most of the issues involved in Article 23 are covered by the Criminal Law on the mainland. The Chinese Criminal Law is not applicable in Hong Kong as Hong Kong already has its own." ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472125/mainland-chinese-legislation-no-substitute-article-23
  3. 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

    ... 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, ... and never had an issue before," the person said. People who have spoken to Yao's 74-year-old wife said the elderly publisher suffered from heart problems and had fainted repeatedly during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409973/hk-publisher-yao-wentian-working-xi-jinping-book-held-mainland
  4. News - China - SECURITY

    China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:06am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... policy programme, describing it as a "comprehensive approach to national security", according to Xinhua. Xi said the body would focus on both domestic and international security issues as the Communist Party faced unprecedented challenges from internal and external sources, Xinhua added. The body's composition is not known. A state television anchorman read a statement issued after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483352/chinas-national-security-commission-holds-its-first-meeting
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1479276/edward-snowden-reporters-glenn-greenwald-laura-poitras-back-us
  6. News - China - SECURITY

    US Navy scraps plans to send ship to China fleet review after Japan snubbed

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:50am by Reuters, LAURA ZHOU

    ... "China stands firm in dealing with Japanese issues, and China will not change its attitude towards Japan because of the decision," Wu said. The US is playing a delicate balancing act before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1465172/us-navy-scraps-plans-send-ship-china-fleet-review-after-japan-snubbed
  7. News - World - SECURITY

    US Department of Defence to triple cyber staff in bid to thwart internet attacks

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 06:17pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... director of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, come in advance of Hagel's trip to China this week, his first as defence secretary. The issues of cyberwarfare and cyber-espionage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460331/us-department-defence-triple-cyber-staff-bid-thwart-internet-attacks
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458201/us-data-smuggled-snowden-russian-hands-say-us-lawmakers
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409639/police-wont-need-military-help-maintain-order-lai-tung-kwok-says
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451749/new-police-trial-body-mounted-video-cameras-sparks-concern

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