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…

XL subscribe to our newsletter banner

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, direct from the experts in your inbox. Join hundreds of thousands who trust experts by subscribing to our newsletter.

Send your news and stories to us news@climaxradio.co.uk or newstories@climaxnewsroom.com and WhatsApp: +447747873668.

Before you go...

Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.