All People’s Life To Establish A Law on The Maintenance of Hong Kong Security May 22, 7:48 AM
At the National People’s Congress, which begins on July 1, it has become clear that the government will be able to develop laws to maintain public safety in Hong Kong, where protests continue, and there is growing alarm among Hong Kong citizens that if the Chinese government enacts laws directly, the two systems will be lost.
The spokesman for The People’s Republic of China announced that it would hold a press conference on Sunday night to discuss “the development of a legal system to protect the security of the nation in Hong Kong” as one of the agendas of all people starting on The 22nd.
Zhang’s spokesman did not elaborate, but said that “based on the new situation, it is entirely necessary to establish a legal system and its enforcement mechanisms to protect national security,” and indicated that it would be necessary to develop legislation to maintain security in Hong Kong, where protests have been going on since last year.
The Hong Kong government has sought to enact a national security ordinance, a law to maintain public safety, but it has not been implemented due to fierce opposition from its citizens, and the Chinese government has decided that it is not possible to maintain security simply by leaving the law to the Hong Kong government.
Several Hong Kong media outlets have reported that the Chinese government will directly enact legislation to replace the National Security Ordinance.
There is also growing alarm among Hong Kong citizens, with pro-democracy legislators and civic groups reacting violently to the “loss of a country and two systems completely.”
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The State Department spokesman also criticized the situation as destabilizing and strong lye from the United States and the international community, even if it tried to develop a law that did not reflect the will of the citizens of Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, members of both the Republican and Democratic parties in the U.S. Senate on Sunday submitted a bill that would impose sanctions on officials, criticizing China’s new legislation as an “intervention in Hong Kong’s autonomy.”
The bill, called the Hong Kong Self-Government Bill, imposes sanctions on high-ranking officials involved in the development of Chinese law and banks that have deals with those who have deals with them.
In the United States, the Hong Kong Human Rights Act was enacted last November in the wake of large-scale hong kong protests, which stipulate that if Hong Kong’s high-level autonomy is undermined, preferential treatment can be stopped or sanctioned by officials involved in human rights suppression.