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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonial-era Special Branch, the territory’s former leader, Leung Chun-ying, said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping shakes hands with outgoing Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during a meeting in a hotel in Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Dale De La Rey/Pool. China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, announced on Thursday a draft decision on “establishing and improving a legal system and enforcement mechanism for Hong Kong to safeguard national security”. Leung’s comments could give weight to conc... Full story

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