Official who quashed 2011 protests is named Hong Kong national security chief


Source: irishtimes.com

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Zheng Yanxiong will work with police to stamp out pro-democracy demonstrations 8 minutes ago Yuan Yang , Nicolle Liu and Qianer Liu Police arrest a protester in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong on Wednesday, after Beijing passed new anti-subversion laws. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times A Communist Party official who gained notoriety for his violent suppression of protests on the mainland has been appointed chief of Hong Kong’s new national security office. Zheng Yanxiong (56) has been given substantial power over residents as well as foreign businesses under the territory’s new anti-subversion laws. He had previously overseen...