A poster about means for reporting terrorism-related information is seen in Aberdeen, Hong Kong on Aug 2, 2022. (GAO JINAN / CHINA DAILY)
The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force launched its official WeChat account on Monday, allowing residents to provide national security-related information or alert officials to threats.
To further strengthen national security, the Police Force on June 8 upgraded its Anti-violence Hotline to a new “Counter-terrorism Reporting Hotline 63-666-999”, encouraging the public to provide intelligence on terrorism or violence-related crimes
The National Security Department, charged with safeguarding national security, was established by Hong Kong Police Force on July 1, 2020, to enforce the National Security Law for Hong Kong.
The National Security Department said that through its WeChat account, the department aims to promote and enhance public awareness of national security by regularly releasing important information.
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Residents can search for “National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force” on WeChat or scan the officially announced QR code to follow the account.
To further strengthen national security, the Police Force on June 8 upgraded its Anti-violence Hotline, launched during the social unrest in 2019, to a new “Counter-terrorism Reporting Hotline 63-666-999”, encouraging the public to provide intelligence on terrorism or violence-related crimes.
The Inter-department Counter Terrorism Unit is in charge of the hotline, and rewards will be paid to those providing reliable terrorism-related information.
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In just one month since the newly upgraded hotline was launched, police have received more than 3,800 reports by mid-July and are following up on those involving terrorism and violence.