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China reportedly seeking floor plans for diplomatic properties in Hong Kong

American Military News

JUNE 04, 2023 

Reports that China is trying to obtain floor plans for all properties used by foreign missions in Hong Kong have sparked security concerns, amid an ongoing crackdown under a draconian national security law imposed on the city by Beijing.

The Financial Times reported recently that China has demanded the floor plans of all properties rented by foreign missions in Hong Kong.

“The order has brought the city in line with how China treats embassies and consulates on the mainland and sparked fears in the diplomatic community that Beijing could use the information to plant listening devices, according to three people familiar with the matter,” the paper said in an Oct. 3 report on its website.