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Top Hong Kong security officials rewarded ahead of law anniversary

Police veteran John Lee ascends to No. 2 role in government

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, second right, poses with newly promoted officials Chris Tang, right, John Lee, second left, and Raymond Siu, on June 25.   © AP

HONG KONG -- Three security officials who helped lead Hong Kong's crackdown on protests and dissent over the past two years have been awarded promotions just ahead of the first anniversary of a national security law imposed on the city by Beijing.

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