UK News Hong Kong: the opposition worries about the new details on the security law

12:45  21 june  2020
12:45  21 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Only Hong Kong can solve unrest, British foreign minister says

  Only Hong Kong can solve unrest, British foreign minister says Only Hong Kong can solve unrest, British foreign minister saysBritain, along with the United States, Australia and Canada, has criticised China for the new law, saying it would breach the 1984 Sino-British agreement on Hong Kong and threaten its freedoms.

A simple guide to the new national security law China has proposed in Hong Kong and why it China stunned Hong Kong when it announced it would impose a national security law on the city. Only now will it be fleshed out into an actual draft law . So the details are thin but we know this much.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Beijing unveiled details of draft national security legislation for Hong Kong on Saturday, paving the way for the most profound change to the city’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Here is what people are saying about the details of the draft law

Manifestation pro-démocratie à Hong Kong, le 12 juin 2020. © Anthony WALLACE / AFP Pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong, June 12, 2020.

After the announcement of new details by the China news agency on the national security law that Beijing intends to impose on Hong Kong, the pro-democracy camp reacted with concern and denounced the noose of China which is tightening on the former British colony.

With our correspondent in Hong Kong, Florence de Changy

The long dispatch broadcast by the new China agency this Saturday, June 20 gave a slightly more precise taste of the implementation of the new national security law. Several aspects have shocked, including the appointment of judges to preside over national security crimes and the creation of an national security agency , assimilated to a secret police.

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Partial draft of legislation shows Beijing intends to set up national security agency in city.

China’s proposed new security law for Hong Kong will allow Beijing’s security forces to operate in the city, where local authorities have There is no hope that the legislation can be altered or delayed by people turning out on the streets in Hong Kong , but over the past year many protesters said they had

After a year of protests in Hong Kong , Beijing decided at the end of May to impose this new law, unilaterally, so that all acts challenging its authority are severely punished in the Special Administrative Region.

But this law, which is being written in Beijing and on which Hong Kong will have no say, is in direct conflict with many of the freedoms guaranteed by the Hong Kong Basic Law, the mini-constitution of the city.

"Hong Kong's worst nightmare"

For Alvin Yeung, leader of the Civic Party, one of the pro-democracy opposition parties, this bill is the worst possible nightmare for the former British colony. "The hand of Beijing settles in the administrative and legal affairs center of Hong Kong," he denounces. In fact, the head of the executive will have the power to choose the judges responsible for judging National Security matters. And what worries me even more is that there will be a national security agency, headed by the head of the executive but under the authority of a consultant appointed by Beijing. That is the problem !

Alvin Yeung also denounces the lack of information on the nature of the acts liable to be considered as crimes and on the absence of information on the penalties incurred.

While the standing committee of the National People's Congress responsible for formulating this law ended its three-day session on Saturday, it will meet again on June 28, instead of at the end of August. It is therefore likely that the law will be announced and promulgated before July 1.

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© dpa Chinese President Xi After the controversial law for the protection of national security in Hong Kong was passed, China's head of state and party leader Xi Jinping signed the decree on Tuesday. It will enter into force by decree, as the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. The Standing Committee of the People's Congress had previously unanimously approved the law.

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