Hong Kong's head of government: Lam defended the new security law as forgiving

Hong Kong's chief Secretary Carrie Lam has defended China's security law for the special administrative zone in front of journalists. The last week of the gov

Hong Kong's head of government: Lam defended the new security law as forgiving

Hong Kong's chief Secretary Carrie Lam has defended China's security law for the special administrative zone in front of journalists. The last week of the government in Beijing imposed a law is "lenient and not strict," said Lam on Tuesday. The disposal will guarantee that Hong Kong remain one of the safest cities in the world and you do not have the impression that the population fear the law.

late Monday, The Hong Kong published further Details of the law for the former British colony: the security forces the parent to have authority to search property and may prevent the inhabitants from leaving the city. The government in Hong Kong also stated the protest slogan of the population "Liberated Hong Kong! This is the Revolution of our time“ to be unlawful. In public libraries, books of Pro-democracy examines activists, whether you are in breach of the new law.

Maintains Hong Kong a "high degree of autonomy"?

Local media reported that some shops, the police had been warned that democracy-friendly posters and decorations would violate the new law. In a statement to the Reuters news Agency, a police representative said that the aim of the police action flags or Slogans, but "the people not to intimidate, in order to encourage others to subversive activities, and separatist aspirations."

The authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing insist that the city would retain, in spite of the safety act, a "high degree of autonomy". Critics counter that the law will bring Hong Kong effectively under the control of the Communist party of China and against China's promise was contrary to the guarantee of Hong Kong's freedom for 50 years after the Handover in 1997.

"The Definition of national security is so vague that it is impossible to know when one crosses borders", writes Nicholas Bequelin of Amnesty International.

Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 03:19

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