China Appoints Protest and Propaganda Enforcer to Tame Hong Kong

China Appoints Protest and Propaganda Enforcer to Tame Hong Kong

HONG KONG—Beijing sent a forceful message about the enforcement of its new national-security law in Hong Kong, installing an official with experience battling protests and media as its chief enforcer, as the city’s authorities brought the first charges filed under the law against a man accused of secession and terrorism.

The Chinese government Friday named Zheng Yanxiong as the inaugural director of Beijing’s Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong. Mr. Zheng first attracted attention as a municipal leader in…

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