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Canada Hong Kong: China adopts the controversial security law

10:40  30 june  2020
10:40  30 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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A forced march: China adopted on Tuesday a controversial national security law in Hong Kong, perceived by its detractors as a way of muzzling the opposition in the autonomous territory.

Ignoring Western calls, the national parliament voted this text which comes a year after the monster demonstrations in the former British colony against the influence of the central government.

Scalded by these events, Beijing will have imposed in a few weeks this law which bypasses the local legislative council and makes fear to the Hong Kong opposition an unprecedented decline in freedoms since the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997.

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China 's top legislative body has unanimously approved a controversial national security law for Hong Kong , Chinese media reported Tuesday, a move that paves the way for the most radical changes to the self-governing territory since it passed from British to Chinese rule in 1997. The law was passed

China will move to pass a hugely controversial national security law for Hong Kong , in what could be the biggest blow to the city's autonomy and civil liberties since its handover to Chinese rule in 1997.

The text was submitted since Sunday at the standing committee of the national parliament, a body submitted to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

"The national security law in Hong Kong has been officially adopted," the DAB, the main pro-Beijing Hong Kong party, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Several local media such as RTHK television or the daily South China Morning Post also confirmed the information, citing sources close to the case.

For the central government, this law is about ensuring stability, putting an end to the vandalism that has peppered the demonstrations of 2019 in the city of 7.5 million inhabitants, as well as repressing the current pro-independence.

For the pro-democracy opposition of Hong Kong and for several western countries, including the United States, this law constitutes an attack on the autonomy and freedoms of the territory.

Hongkong: the national security law has been adopted

 Hongkong: the national security law has been adopted © Provided by Le Point Hongkong, China, law After months of opposition, the Chinese Parliament adopted, Tuesday, June 30, the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, media reports in the semi-autonomous territory said, raising fears of repression of any political opposition in the former British colony. The national parliament in Beijing voted unanimously for the text, said Now TV, RTHK and the South China Morning Post on Tuesday morning.

Hong Kong 's chief executive Carrie Lam says a controversial Chinese security law will be enforced after the rise of violence in the city.

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"The end"

Difficult for the moment to know the real consequences of the text: its precise content has remained secret until now.

The official news agency China New had however given the outline in June, affirming that the law intends to repress "separatism", "terrorism", "subversion" and "collusion with external and foreign forces" .

In the viewfinder of Beijing in particular: supporters of independence, or certain foreign countries, notably the United States, accused of throwing fuel on the fire by supporting the demonstrators.

A "national security body" under the central government should also be established in Hong Kong - a first. In particular, it will be responsible for collecting information.

The idea of ​​entrusting a body of Chinese power with prerogatives in the autonomous territory greatly worries the local opposition. Because the separation of powers does not take place in mainland China led by the CCP.

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China is moving to pass a hugely controversial national security law for Hong Kong , criminalizing "treason, secession, sedition (and) subversion" against the central government, and enabling Chinese national security organs to operate in the city.

“You have in Hong Kong the Common Law system and imposing on it what passes as the law in China will produce chaos which will be Bernard Chan, Hong Kong deputy of the National People’s Congress and convenor of the Hong Kong Executive Council, discusses the Hong Kong security

"This marks the end of Hong Kong as the world used to know it. With wide powers and a loose law, the city will turn into a #reecordpolice," tweeted Joshua Wong, one of the figures in the pro-democracy movement, on Tuesday. Hong Kong.

Since its retrocession, the territory enjoys a large autonomy compared to mainland China, by virtue of the principle "One country, two systems".

Hong Kongers thus benefit from freedom of expression, freedom of the press, independent justice and the capitalist system.

Visa restrictions

But the region is run by a local government whose members are systematically subservient to Beijing, following a selection process which dismisses opposition figures.

Hong Kong's top executive Carrie Lam at a weekly press conference on Tuesday refused to confirm the law, which she supported.

Western governments have declared in recent weeks that they are worried about the international status of the city, one of the main financial centers in the world.

The European Union (EU) had expressed its "grave concern". The G7 (Germany, Canada, United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) also called for a return to this project.

Anticipating the vote and firmly opposed to Beijing on the Hong Kong issue, Washington announced Monday the end of sales of sensitive defense equipment to Hong Kong to avoid "falling into the hands" of the Chinese army.

The United States announced on Friday visa restrictions for Chinese officials accused of "calling into question" the autonomy of the territory. China responded on Monday with a similar move targeting "misbehaving" American citizens by criticizing the law.

What will be the reaction of the Hong Kongers now, now that the law has been passed?

Large-scale demonstrations seem at first sight difficult to organize: the Hong Kong authorities are still banning gatherings of more than 50 people due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

06/30/2020 07:02:53 - Hong Kong (AFP) - © 2020 AFP

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