November 19, 2019 / 1:45 AM / 24 days ago

New Hong Kong police chief says fake news undermining reputation of his force

HONG KONG, Nov 19 (Reuters) - New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang took office on Tuesday with a warning that “fake news” was undermining the reputation of his police force.

Tang replaces outgoing Commissioner Stephen Lo amid a fiery standoff with anti-government protesters at a university, and following five months of intensifying protests against the Hong Kong and Chinese governments in the Asian financial hub. (Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Greg Torode and Tom Hogue)

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