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‘HK won’t tolerate dissent’


Not backing down: Pro-democracy politician Avery Ng holding a chainsaw prop with writing that reads ‘Only care about infrastructure and not livelihood; we don’t want East Lantau reclamation’ before Lam’s policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. — AFP

Not backing down: Pro-democracy politician Avery Ng holding a chainsaw prop with writing that reads ‘Only care about infrastructure and not livelihood; we don’t want East Lantau reclamation’ before Lam’s policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. — AFP

Hong Kong: Hong Kong will “fearlessly take action” against independence calls and protect China’s interests, leader Carrie Lam said, as concerns grow that the city’s freedoms face an unprecedented challenge from Beijing.

Lam’s annual policy address came as her government stood accused of attacking press freedoms for barring a Financial Times journalist from working in Hong Kong after he chaired a talk by an independence activist at the city’s press club.

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