Hong kong : the national security act was passed - The Point

After months of opposition, the chinese parliament has adopted on Tuesday 30 June, the controversial law on national security to hong Kong, have announced the m

Hong kong : the national security act was passed - The Point

After months of opposition, the chinese parliament has adopted on Tuesday 30 June, the controversial law on national security to hong Kong, have announced the media of the territory a semi-autonomous, raising fears of a crackdown on any political opposition in the former british colony. The national parliament in Beijing has voted for this text unanimously, said Tuesday morning Now TV, RTHK and the South China Morning Post.

This law, which intends to suppress "separatism", "terrorism," "subversion" and "collusion with foreign forces and foreign", aims to bring stability in the former british colony shaken last year by demonstrations against the central power. Opponents fear that it serves to stifle dissent and bury the semi-autonomy and the freedoms enjoyed by the people of hong Kong. This text, prepared in only six weeks and the content of which is not known to nearly 7.5 million in hong Kong, bypasses the legislative council of the local.

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During his weekly press conference Tuesday morning, the head of the local executive, Carrie Lam, has refused to say if this text was actually adopted. "I think that at this moment, it is not for me to comment on the issues relating to the law on national security," said Carrie Lam. For the opposition, pro-democracy, hong Kong and several western countries, including the United States, the G7 or the european Union (EU), this act is, on the contrary, an attack against the freedoms and autonomy of the territory.

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Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 23:33

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