|Formed||1 July 2020|
|Jurisdiction||Central People's Government (State Council)|
|Headquarters||Metropark Hotel, 148 Tung Lo Wan Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Temporary)|
Island Pacific Hotel, 152 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (Temporary)
15 Hoi Fan Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Permanent, Planning)
|Parent organization||State Council of the People's Republic of China|
Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
|Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG in the HKSAR|
|Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG of the PRC in the HKSAR|
|Office for Safeguarding National Security|
Politics and government|
of Hong Kong
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The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Abbreviation: CPGNSO; Chinese: 中華人民共和國中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區維護國家安全公署; lit. 'Central People's Government National Security Office') is a state security agency established by the Hong Kong national security law.
The office is headed by director Zheng Yanxiong and entirely staffed by mainland officials. The office is a part of and funded by the Central People's Government (State Council) of China and is not subject to Hong Kong jurisdiction. It is officially under the list of agencies that are dispatched by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
The CPGNSO was established on 1 July 2020 as a result of the promulgation of the Hong Kong national security law. The law was, in contrast with the regular legislative process of the region, not passed by the local Legislative Council, but by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing. On 3 July 2020 the State Council appointed Zheng Yanxiong as director of the organisation, and Li Jiangzhou and Sun Qingye as deputy heads.
Following the arrest of 53 pro-democracy figures in January 2021, the Office expressed support for the operation and singled out Benny Tai.[clarification needed]
In February 2021, Zheng Zehui and Deng Jianwei were added to the office as bureau chiefs.
Main article: Property Owned by the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
On 7 July 2020 the location of the CPGNSO temporary headquarters was announced. The Office, together with its employees' living quarters, is located in the Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay building. The hotel replaced by the CPGNSO was owned by China Travel Service (a tourism agency previously accused of assisting Chinese authorities in doxing local pro-democracy journalists and activists). After the office opened on 8 July 2020, the building's floor plans were removed from publicly accessible records.
On April 19, 2021, the Office announced that it was taking over the Island Pacific Hotel in Sai Ying Pun as an additional work site.
On April 23, 2021, it was announced that a new building for the office's use will be constructed at Tai Kok Tsui at a cost of HKD$8 million. The future site is around 11,500 square metres (124,000 sq ft) and is classified within areas zoned "Government, Institution or Community" on the South West Kowloon Outline Zoning Plan.
In November 2022, the CPGNSO bought a 7,171 sqft 5-bedroom mansion in Beacon Hill for HK$508 million.
The first Office director Zheng Yanxiong was sanctioned by the United States Treasury in August 2020 pursuant to the Normalization Executive Order (Executive Order 13936). The order, which had been issued by US President Donald Trump on 14 July, had been a response to the imposition of the national security law. Deputy director Li Jiangzhou was sanctioned by the US on 9 November. Deputy director Sun Qingye was sanctioned by the US on 15 January 2021.