A senior Beijing official says establishing a mechanism for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong has become an urgent task. Photo: Sam Tsang

Need for national security law in Hong Kong becoming urgent, Beijing official says

  • Steps must also be taken to prevent ‘foreign forces’ from interfering in city’s affairs, director of Chinese central government’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office says
  • Rise of independence forces linked to city’s failure to enact Article 23 of the Basic Law, he says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A senior Beijing official says establishing a mechanism for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong has become an urgent task. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on foreign affairs. He is now a news editor of the section.

Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.