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Hong Kong Martial Artist Trained Anti-China Warriors, Police Say

  • Instructor prepared students to fight Communist Party: police
  • Pair detained under colonial-era law for social media posts

Dozens of martial arts students face investigation under Hong Kong’s Beijing-drafted national security law, after their instructor was arrested and accused of training pro-independence warriors.

“The aim of the class is very subversive, saying for example to get yourself prepared to target the Chinese Communist Party when the time comes,” Senior Police Superintendent Steve Li told a news conference Tuesday, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. “There’s a prima facie case to investigate whether the students have committed any national security offenses.”