Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security (pictured) is not the recipient of HK$8 billion earmarked for security funding, the government has maintained. Photo: Felix Wong Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security (pictured) is not the recipient of HK$8 billion earmarked for security funding, the government has maintained. Photo: Felix Wong
Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security (pictured) is not the recipient of HK$8 billion earmarked for security funding, the government has maintained. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong officials say HK$8 billion earmarked for national security has nothing to do with Beijing’s office in the city, but remain tight-lipped on details

  • Financial Secretary Paul Chan has declined to elaborate on how the money will be spent, saying the expenditure ‘has a certain degree of confidentiality’
  • Chan did not mention the money in his annual budget speech on Wednesday, and it was only stated in a separate 1,000-page budget document

Topic |   Hong Kong budget 2021-2022
Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security (pictured) is not the recipient of HK$8 billion earmarked for security funding, the government has maintained. Photo: Felix Wong Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security (pictured) is not the recipient of HK$8 billion earmarked for security funding, the government has maintained. Photo: Felix Wong
Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security (pictured) is not the recipient of HK$8 billion earmarked for security funding, the government has maintained. Photo: Felix Wong
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