July 1, 2020 / 3:39 AM / 8 days ago

Senior China official says new security law is turning point for Hong Kong

Zhang Xiaoming, Executive Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council attends a news conference about the new national security laws for Hong Kong at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, China July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) - The new Hong Kong national security law is the turning point for Hong Kong to return to a normal track, a senior Chinese government official said on Wednesday.

Zhang Xiaoming, executive deputy director of China’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, made the remarks during a press briefing in Beijing about the law.

Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Tom Hogue

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