Some observers said there would be a greater emphasis placed on patriotic education following the protests. Photo: AP

How Beijing plans to use powers contained in Basic Law to tighten control over Hong Kong

  • Statements issued after Communist Party gathering stress importance of ‘one country, two systems’ but suggest closer focus on security and national sovereignty
  • Appointments of senior officials likely to be subject to more intense scrutiny from the central government in future
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Some observers said there would be a greater emphasis placed on patriotic education following the protests. Photo: AP
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The plenum session of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee ended on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Communist Party elite wrap up meeting with pledge to safeguard national security in Hong Kong

  • Communique issued at end of four-day session says party will ‘establish a sound legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security’ in the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau
  • Move aims to ‘safeguard the long-term prosperity and stability’, it says
Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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The plenum session of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee ended on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua
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