The Secretary for Security, Tang Bingqiang, said in an exclusive interview with the newspaper that during the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the return of the motherland, the Hong Kong government will mobilize the strength of all law enforcement agencies in security, and protecting national leaders from the threat of terrorist attacks and preventing the spread of the new crown epidemic is a major challenge. .
Authorities will prepare for the worst
It has not yet been determined whether any central leaders will come to Hong Kong to supervise the oath of the new Chief Executive Li Jiachao and key officials during the 25th anniversary celebration of the handover, but Deng Bingqiang said in an interview with the South China Morning Post that the bureau is ready to protect For the safety of Hong Kong guests, the police have also updated their equipment to deal with threats.
He stated that local terrorism and the epidemic are the two main threats: "Will the guests be infected after arriving in Hong Kong? The epidemic prevention and control measures are a new challenge, and some measures must be formulated... All law enforcement agencies will be fully mobilized, and on the 25th anniversary Anything that happens on Remembrance Day will be the focus. A lot of people want to take the opportunity to create riots in Hong Kong at this time, and we won't take that risk."
Deng Bingqiang also pointed out that "lone wolf-style" attacks have also occurred in Hong Kong in the past few years, such as attacks on police officers or attempts to place explosives in public places. , mobilization, operations and emergency response are being planned, and the authorities have upgraded their equipment and technology, including tools to deal with suspicious drones, but the details of the operation are inconvenient to disclose.
Deng pointed out that due to the restrictions on gatherings, demonstrations are expected to decrease this year, but the authorities will prepare for the worst and prevent unauthorised gatherings.
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