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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An organiser estimated 100,000 people attended Saturday’s vigil in Tamar Park. Police put that figure at 7,500. Photo: Winson Wong

Thousands gather for vigil in central Hong Kong to mourn death of student Chow Tsz-lok then disperse peacefully

  • Gathering at Tamar Park, and another near the scene of Chow’s injuries, sombre and subdued compared with recent street clashes
  • But there are still flashes of anger against police, and calls for revenge
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An organiser estimated 100,000 people attended Saturday’s vigil in Tamar Park. Police put that figure at 7,500. Photo: Winson Wong
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