China appoints head of Hong Kong's national security agency - Plataforma Media

China appoints head of Hong Kong’s national security agency

China has appointed a radicalist known to end protests in mainland China as the head of the new Hong Kong security agency, state media reported, days after imposing a comprehensive law in the territory that criminalizes dissidents.

Zheng Yanxiong will take over as head of the national security agency created under legislation that authorizes security agents on the continent to operate within Hong Kong without coming up against regional laws. Something unprecedented.

The agency includes powers of investigation and legal action. As such, the monitoring of information related to national security and the adjacent processes are now handed over to the authorities of the continent using this new means.

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