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China reveals plan to set up security agencies in Hong Kong

Beijing bypasses local legislature but 'will uphold' one country, two systems

Beijing has said it is necessary to rein in the rise of foreign interference in Hong Kong, as last year's demonstrations prompted Washington to pass an act to protect the city's democracy and human rights (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Getty Images and Reuters).

HONG KONG -- China on Friday announced draft legislation that will pave the way for it to set up national security institutions in Hong Kong following monthslong social unrest, one of Beijing's starkest moves yet to exert its control over the semi-autonomous territory.

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