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Hong Kong security law

Hong Kong launches terrorism tip line ahead of expected Xi visit

Beijing also unveils cash-for-tipoffs system to root out 'security threats'

Hong Kong's terrorism-related arrests have shot up from zero to more than 20 in the past two years, despite it being routinely ranked as one of the world's safest cities.   © AP

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong launched a terrorism-reporting hotline Wednesday as authorities tighten their security squeeze on the city, while mainland China also rolls out a cash-for-tipoffs program to report suspected threats to national security.

The dual security measures come as Hong Kong gears up for a possible visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the July 1 anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Beijing a quarter of a century ago.

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