China has on Wednesday morning (local time), opened a new so-called national security bureau in Hong kong.
from Here the chinese agents for the first time operate openly in Hong kong as a result of a new and controversial sikkerhedslov.
It writes the AFP news agency.
The new base for the chinese sikkerhedsorgan in Hong kong is a rapidly converted hotel, overlooking Victoria Park.
Here are a number of pro-democracy protests occurred throughout the time, among other things, an annual selection of the chinese military's shooting of unarmed, pro-democracy students at tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989.
Early Wednesday was a sign with sikkerhedsorganets name published in front of the Hong kong government and several police officers.
the Police stood guard on the hotel and had put a number of water-filled barriers up around the building.
A chinese flag was hoisted on a pole outside the new office, and China's coat of arms was placed on the facade.
- the Office is to safeguard China's national security in the special administrative region of Hong kong was inaugurated on Wednesday morning, writes China's official news agency Xinhua.
the head of the Government Carrie Lam spoke at the opening of the office.
Today's opening ceremony is a historic moment because we witness the establishment of a sound judicial system and a mechanism to enforce national security in Hong kong, she says.
Sikkerhedsloven was adopted last week and is, according to the China targeting, among other separatist activities and terrorism.
But critics fear that it will have serious consequences for Hong kong's rights.
They were among others set out in a 1997 agreement, in which Britain and China agreed that Hong kong is transferred to China.
the Agreement was on the condition that Hong kong was created as a special region that has partial self-government according to the motto 'one country - two systems'. The agreement runs until 2047.
Police in Hong kong have already made arrests of people who have expressed attitudes, there now is estimated to be illegal. It applies, among other things, to talk of independence.