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Govt to enhance securities trading

It is a pleasure to be here with you today, especially after an accident that has reminded me of the importance of staying vigilant even in relatively peaceful times. Continuously enhancing competitiveness despite good business is also a theme I wish to harp on in today's speech.   Some of you may recall that I last spoke to you in November 2018. That was into the second year of my tenure, witnessing the celebration of the 40th anniversary of our nation's reform and opening up, and the consecutive opening of two major pieces of cross-boundary transport infrastructure - the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. All seemed bright and well. And then we all have some frightening memories of what Hong Kong had gone through in the following two years. Few would disagree that it has been a very challenging period for Hong Kong, particularly with the riots in the latter half of 2019 during which some banks were

5 arrested under security law

Police National Security Department today conducted a search operation at a media company in Tseung Kwan O with a warrant and arrested five company directors who are suspected of contravening the National Security Law.   Police said the warrant was issued under Article 43(1) of the National Security Law and Schedule 1 of the Implementation Rules, covering the power of searching and seizure of journalistic materials.   The search operation aimed to gather evidence for a case of suspected contravention of the National Security Law, the force added.   The four men and one woman arrested, aged 47 to 63, are suspected of collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security, contravening Article 29 of the National Security Law. They are detained for investigation.   Police also conducted searches at the arrestees' residences.  
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