Hong kong : Carrie Lam will vigorously the law on the security - The Point

The situation remains tense in hong Kong so it's been now a week that the national security act, put in place by Beijing, has entered into force. A law imposed

Hong kong : Carrie Lam will vigorously the law on the security - The Point

The situation remains tense in hong Kong so it's been now a week that the national security act, put in place by Beijing, has entered into force. A law imposed in the territory semi-autonomous, and that makes controversy, but as the head of the executive in hong kong has defended, on Tuesday. During a press conference, Carrie Lam has indicated that " the government of hong Kong will enforce vigorously the law ". It has also warned the activists "radicals" against any possible " crossing the red line ". "The consequences of a violation of this law are very serious ", emphasized the head of the executive.

It has, however, denied the allegations that this law threatens the freedoms enjoyed by the approximately 7.5 million of hong Kong people, referring to them as "sophistry" comments about it. This legislative text " is certainly not as dark as it seems for hong Kong ", has launched. "I am certain that with time... the trust will be greater than "both in" the principle of "one country, two systems" ", which is supposed to guarantee freedom and autonomy unknown in mainland China, as well as for " the future of hong Kong ", she added.

A climate of fear is taking hold of the territory

The national security act, imposed on 30 June by the chinese regime, is turning more radical for hong Kong since its handover by the Uk to China in 1997. Until the last moment, Beijing has kept secret the content of the law to punish the subversion, secession, terrorism and the collusion with foreign forces. It is a response to the protest movement unprecedented since 1997 appeared a year ago.

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last week, in a few hours, a climate of fear has descended on the city, the law criminalizing the act of calling for independence or greater autonomy for hong Kong. Number of inhabitants have cleared the computer traces of their commitment to pro-democracy while the government was ordered on Monday to schools to remove books that may be in violation of the text. Books writings by figures in the pro-democracy movement in hong kong have also begun to disappear from libraries in the city.

enforcement power extended

Carrie Lam has dismissed these concerns, claiming that the act was designed to protect the liberties of the majority of the population. "I have not noticed, last week, a widespread fear among the inhabitants of hong Kong ", she said. This press conference was held a few hours after the government unveiled a document that greatly expands the powers of security police in hong kong under the new law.

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the police may search without having a warrant if they believe national security is the subject of a threat is " imminent ". The chief of police has also been given the power to control and remove any information online if there are "reasonable grounds" for believing that it violates the national security act.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 01:33

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