CPPCC urges public to support enactment of national security law in Hong Kong

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23rd May 2020 – (Hong Kong) The members of CPPCC, The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress (DAB) and Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) issued statements last night (22nd) in support of the establishment and improvement of the legal system and enforcement mechanism of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security, and expressed firm support and support for the draft. Both DAB and HKFTU said that the security law is a responsible measure for the central government to deal with the grave situation in Hong Kong and it doesn’t contradict with Article 23 of the Basic Law.

The CPPCC’s statement pointed out that after the reunification, the SAR had obvious legal system loopholes in safeguarding national security. Since the anti-extradition protests broke out last year, the Hong Kong opposition has collaborated with external forces to wreak havoc, the radical forces have also become rampant and violent terrorist activities have escalated, severely damaging Hong Kong. The rule of law and people’s livelihood have endangered national sovereignty, security and development interests.

Without national security, there would be no prosperity and stability in Hong Kong. In the event of serious threats to national security and the absence of relevant laws, it is imperative for the central government to resolve Hong Kong ’s outstanding problems in maintaining national security. The statement also said that Hong Kong-related national security legislation is aimed at actions that severely endanger national security, such as splitting the country, subverting regimes, terrorism, and foreign intervention, and will have no impact on the rights and freedoms of the vast majority of law-abiding citizens. The public is urged to support this national legislation for common well-being and ensure that “one country, two systems” is stable and long-term.

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