China’s Communist Party has spoken out in support of Hong Kong’s ban on the wearing of masks. Photo: Reuters

Beijing gives 10 reasons for supporting Carrie Lam’s ban on masks in Hong Kong

  • Ruling will help bring an end to the violence in the city and save young people from further harm, Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission says in a social media commentary
  • The anonymity masks have given student protesters has fooled them into thinking their violent acts are all part of a game, article says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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China’s Communist Party has spoken out in support of Hong Kong’s ban on the wearing of masks. Photo: Reuters
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.