The Hong Kong Democratic lawhouses oppose Beijing to release the Hong Kong Security Law, warning this is “an end” for the special district.
The National Congress of People’s Congress, the National Assembly of China, today launched the draft of the Hong Kong Security Law during the annual session, which prohibits the entire operation of secession, overthrowing, foreign intervention in matters of Hong Kong and terrorist activities in this city. Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of God is expected to interpret the new law today.
Information on the bill given yesterday was rapidly opposed by the lawhouses and Democrat Hong Kong activists, calling this “an end to Hong Kong”, with concerns the law would be destabilizing and tightening the control of Beijing in the special district.
China claimed to want to pass the new security law after Hong Kong was shaken by 7 months of continuous demonstration last year, while also exploding into violence between protemen and police.
According to the National Assembly spokesman Truong Toan, the bill given on the first day of Congress meeting, will strengthen the “legal mechanisms” in the Hong Kong financial center.
The Chinese parliament said that “it is necessary to improve and maintain a country’s policy, two modes,” “Zhang said.
If adopted, the new China mainland movement will go against Article 23 Basic Law of 2003 in Hong Kong, requesting the city government to release its own security law to prohibit acts of reflection, secession, instigation of rebellion or overthrown.
However, this clause has never been enforced by the people concerned it will restrict the senior citizens who have long been in Hong Kong. The district enjoys freedom of commitment that Beijing offers to him when Hong Kong was awarded 1997.
The attempt to release article 23 was postponed after half a million Hong Kong were relegated to the last year’s demonstration. The new controversial bill is discussed back in recent years to cope with the movement that claims democracy in Hong Kong.
Mr Cheung did not say more about the draft law but if given Congress, almost certainly it will be adopted.
U.S. Department of State spokesman Morgan Ortagus warned that security laws imposed on Hong Kong would “cause great instability, as well as to stumble upon strong opposition from the United States and the international community”.
U.S. President Donald Trump also claims to be tough in response if Hong Kong security laws are adopted. “I don’t know what that is, because nobody knows. If that happens, we will react very tough to this problem, “Trump said.
DAB, Hong Kong’s largest political party of Beijing, voiced the bill, calling it a “responsible movement”, but the Democrat objected to democracy, expressing anger.
“This is an end to Hong Kong, an end to a ‘ country, two-mode ‘ policy, do not make a contract between two things,” said Dennis Kwok, legislative party of citizenship, says.
The legislature Tany Chan said that Beijing “has given disrespect to the people of Hong Kong” by attempting to issue laws without consulting.
“A lot of Hong Kong people are angry as we are now, but we have to remember not to give up,” she said.
Chris Patten, Hong Kong’s last British governor before the city was awarded 1997, that the bill would signal “a comprehensive attack on the city’s autonomous rights” and “cause heavy damage.”
Hong Kong has its own legislative body, called the Legislative Council. But at least two Hong Kong delegates in the Chinese parliament said they would propose a bill without passing the city’s legislature, using mechanisms under Basic Law provisions.
“This action indicates two things that can happen,” said Adam Ni, director of the Chinese Policy Center based in Canberra, Australia.
“A Beijing, unbelieving Security Law can be adopted by the Hong Kong Legislative Assembly through ease. Two, protests And disagreement has made it through more urgent security laws. “
Maya Wang, a senior researcher on China’s Human Rights observation organization, called this “warning bell” for “The end of Hong Kong”.
“Hong Kong has always been a safe harbor for those who are disloyal, it is light, conscience, voice of truth before the greater power of China,” says Wang on Twitter.
The U.S. Congress last year made China angry when it passed bills to abandon Hong Kong’s special trade status in the United States if the city was no longer entitled to autonomous rights. The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs warns the China to impose security laws with Hong Kong that will affect their decision.
The U.S. Senator yesterday also proposed the bill to punish any entities relating to the control of Hong Kong’s autonomous rights. Objectives can include police repression of proteiners, officials relating to the Hong Kong policy as well as banks that make transactions with people who infringe the freedom of the city.
Senator Pat Toomey, who initiated the bill, referred Hong Kong as “The birch Bird of the Asian coal Mine”.
“The increasingly large intervention of Beijing could demean the other nations who struggle to claim freedom under China’s shadow,” he said.
Hong Hanh (According to AFP/Reuters)