National security police will act on legal breaches found when screening election candidate, Hong Kong legislature told

Hong Kong police’s national security department will take “necessary action” over any breaches of the security law it uncovers in the course of screening candidates for upcoming elections, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang told the Legislative Council on Wednesday. The police force’s role in screening political candidates was introduced in Beijing’s sweeping overhaul of the city’s electoral system passed on Tuesday. “Regarding the review of eligibility of candidates in process of review… if evidence is found that the person has been involved in breaches of the natio…

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