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John Lee, Hong Kong's former security chief and chief secretary, looks poised to win the city's top job.   © Reuters
Asia Insight

Hong Kong fears run deep as John Lee aims to take charge

Police vet emerges as China's pick to lead a public wary of security law

PAK YIU, Nikkei staff writer | Hong Kong

HONG KONG -- The martial arts scene in Hong Kong has spawned legends and blockbuster movies. Last month brought a twist when a coach and his female assistant were arrested and accused of planning to "build an army" against the state.

Police said they confiscated an array of weapons including swords, knives, crossbows and an air gun. They also said they found anti-Chinese Communist Party posts on the training center's Facebook page.

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