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China's Hong Kong policy head calls for wider security clampdown

After closed-door meeting, Carrie Lam lays out five demands from Beijing

Hong Kong police outside Apple Daily's headquarters last year: The head of China's Hong Kong office apparently called the force "the pride" of not only the city but the nation.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's chief executive on Friday said she has been given a list of steps to "deepen" implementation of Beijing's national security law, including instructions to take a firmer hand with schools, the media and online activity.

Carrie Lam briefed reporters after a closed-door meeting during which she said Xia Baolong, the head of the Chinese State Council's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, delivered directives from Beijing via videoconference.

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