• Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hong Kong national security law unanimously passed by Beijing

Discussion in 'China & Far East' started by Chinese-Dragon, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Chinese-Dragon

    Chinese-Dragon RETIRED TTA

    Messages:
    33,975
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Ratings:
    +52 / 71,195 / -0
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong...national-security-law-passed-beijing-expected

    [​IMG]

    Beijing’s top legislative body has unanimously passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.

    The law, approved by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) on Tuesday, is expected to carry a maximum penalty of life in jail.

    Sources told the Post the law was approved unanimously by the standing committee’s 162 members, within 15 minutes of the meeting starting at 9am.

    ----------------------

    Finally, maybe this can save my hometown HK from those violent rioters, terrorists and traitors. :cheers:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 29
  2. eldarlmari

    eldarlmari SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    5,211
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Ratings:
    +2 / 8,639 / -23
    Country:
    Singapore
    Location:
    Singapore
    China passes controversial Hong Kong security law
    BBC 6 minutes ago

    [​IMG]
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lead waves of protests last year

    China has passed a controversial security law giving it new powers over Hong Kong, deepening fears for the city's freedoms, the BBC has learned.

    Last month China announced it would impose the law, which criminalises any act of secession, subversion, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces.

    The move comes after angry protests last year - sparked by another law - which became a pro-democracy movement.

    Critics say the new law poses an even greater threat to Hong Kong's identity.

    They warn it will undermine Hong Kong's judicial independence and destroy the city's freedoms, which are not available in mainland China.

    Hong Kong was handed back to China from British control in 1997, but with a unique agreement which guaranteed certain freedoms.

    The bill has sparked demonstrations in Hong Kong and drawn international condemnation since it was announced by Beijing in May.

    But China says the law is needed to tackle separatist activity, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign elements - and rejects criticism as interference in its affairs.

    [​IMG]
    Critics warn the law will shut down dissent
    The security law was fast-tracked to come into effect before Wednesday, which marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China and is usually marked by large-scale political protests.

    It was passed unanimously on Tuesday morning by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing and is expected to be added to Hong Kong's Basic Law later in the day.

    One of the city's most prominent activists, Joshua Wong, reacted by saying he would quit the pro-democracy group Demosisto he spearheaded until now.

    Fellow activists Nathan Law and Agnes Chow also said they'd quit the group.

    What is the new law?
    China has not officially confirmed the law has been passed, and the text of the bill has also not been made public, but some details have emerged.

    It would make criminal any act of secession, subversion of the central government, terrorism and collusion with foreign or external forces.

    A new national security office in Hong Kong would deal with national security cases, but would also have other powers such as overseeing education about national security in Hong Kong schools.

    The Hong Kong government will be required to carry out most enforcement under the new law, but Beijing will be able to overrule the Hong Kong authorities in some cases.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 10
  3. eldarlmari

    eldarlmari SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    5,211
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Ratings:
    +2 / 8,639 / -23
    Country:
    Singapore
    Location:
    Singapore
    this vietnamese dog is out of the scene
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 8
  4. Feng Leng

    Feng Leng SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,764
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Ratings:
    +0 / 7,365 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    Now the bloody purge can begin! Start with the judges and barristers!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  5. Chinese-Dragon

    Chinese-Dragon RETIRED TTA

    Messages:
    33,975
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Ratings:
    +52 / 71,195 / -0
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    For those unfamiliar with how Hong Kong's system works, normally Chinese national laws do not affect us, unless they are listed in Annex III of the Basic Law and applied by local legislation.

    The Mainland authorities always has this route available to them, since it is already a part of Hong Kong's Basic Law. They chose not to do it before, because they believed that we might turn out like Macau, and behave in a reasonable manner, but a significant proportion of my city's population proved unable to do that. Now instead of a very light-handed and lenient extradition bill, we now have the full national security law.

    @grey boy 2... Looks like some good news for our city, finally. :enjoy:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 16
  6. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,503
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +11 / 23,197 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    United States
    :china::yahoo::china::yahoo::china::yahoo::china::yahoo::china::yahoo:
    BEST wishes from a native Hongkonger, may the best day ahead of HK:dance3::dance3::dance3:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 9
  7. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,503
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +11 / 23,197 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    United States
    :china::yahoo::china::yahoo::china::yahoo::china::yahoo::china::yahoo:
    BEST wishes from a native Hongkonger, may the best day ahead of HK:dance3::dance3:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  8. Chinese-Dragon

    Chinese-Dragon RETIRED TTA

    Messages:
    33,975
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Ratings:
    +52 / 71,195 / -0
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    China
    I always knew the Mainland would support us. :cheers:

    The irony is that after the 50 year deadline is up, it is likely that the Mainland would allow Macau to continue to have autonomy just like before. If those rioters really wanted autonomy for HK after the deadline is up, well they just achieved the exact opposite of what they wanted. Macau gets to keep their autonomy, even after the deadline... but now HK does not.

    :china::enjoy:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 12
  9. atan651

    atan651 FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,204
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,807 / -3
    Country:
    Malaysia
    Location:
    Malaysia
    What a relief it is a done deal now!!! For awhile I thought Beijing was just going to use it as some kind of bargaining chip. Let's smoke out those hk rats from their hiding places.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  10. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,503
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +11 / 23,197 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    United States
    If only if you knew what i've been going through mentally witnessing how HK been in hell for the last twelve months
    Oh well, im all good and happy now, thanks for the mighty "national security law":china:thankyou motherland
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 7
  11. eldarlmari

    eldarlmari SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    5,211
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Ratings:
    +2 / 8,639 / -23
    Country:
    Singapore
    Location:
    Singapore
    Most importantly, Jinmy Lai n his cronies can go f**k themselves now

    His stooge has fled to taiwan
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 7
  12. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,503
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +11 / 23,197 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    United States
    NO NO NO bro, Jimmy Lai is going to get "FCUK" in the jail on a daily basis, year after years:china:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  13. untitled

    untitled SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,891
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Ratings:
    +2 / 6,597 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    @Chinese-Dragon in your absence, there were people spreading rumours here that you were among the protesters or atleast sympathetic to them
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  14. eldarlmari

    eldarlmari SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    5,211
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Ratings:
    +2 / 8,639 / -23
    Country:
    Singapore
    Location:
    Singapore
    He knows he's f++ked BIG time

    [​IMG]


    N now, he's trying to flee to the US, probably seeking asylum.

    Maybe the CIA will smuggle him out from HK?

    For this type of 'sell country thief' He is going to be abused on a daily basis in prison.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  15. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,503
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Ratings:
    +11 / 23,197 / -13
    Country:
    China
    Location:
    United States
    This piece of "SH@T" has been watching out by volunteers 24/7 let alone from the police
    "ITS" only destination will be a ONE WAY trip the the "HELL" period
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 8