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Hong Kong elections: national security police are drafting protocols for screening candidates, security chief reveals

Hong Kong police are drawing up protocols for screening candidates for office as part of Beijing’s overhaul of the local electoral system, according to the city’s security minister, who also said an anti-government stance would not automatically bar people from being able to run.Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu insisted national security police’s sweeping new powers for vetting candidates did not contradict the force’s political neutrality, arguing that the system was meant to weed out …


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