What is the national security law to Hong Kong ?
The sign that Hong Kong is becoming a police State “, summarizes Philippe Le Corre, a researcher at the Foundation for strategic research. Passed by the national Assembly of popular chinese, on 28 may, the law intends to criminalize all acts of the activists, pro-democracy in the former british colony, which resemble the eyes of the president Xi Jinping to secession, subversion or sedition. It repeals de facto the principle of ” one country, two systems “, released during the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997.
In concrete terms, how will it work ?
On Saturday, the chinese government has presented a text of 66 articles. Extent the most iconic, Carrie Lam, the current head of the executive in hong kong is seen bombed at the head of a “body of national security” placed under the authority of Beijing. She will call it-even the judges in charge of judging breaches of national security. The local authorities have already set the tone by taking advantage of the epidemic of Covid-19 to arrest two opposition figures, mid-April : the media baron Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee Chu-ming, 81-year-old, nicknamed the ” father of democracy “.
How to react to hong Kong ?
Two hundred young protesters have left the island at the beginning of the month and fled to Taiwan. Between January and April, 2 383 citizens of Hong Kong had already emigrated, joining the famous bookstore, Lam Wing-Kee. For its part, the United Kingdom has indicated that it was prepared to grant an entry visa to its territory to 300,000 holders of the passport BNO (British national overseas or British overseas), opening the way to a
british citizenship in the future “,full and full.
That said the international community ?
The countries of the G7 have called on Beijing to reconsider its decision. The european Parliament has asked the european Union to enter the international justice. Words, words… But few acts have to wait.
Seven million people are taken as hostages, judge Philippe Le Corre.
China is in the process of implementing its project of “big bay,” which aims to integrate Hong Kong into a large economic zone satellite of Shenzhen, on the mainland. Today, she got to Hong Kong, tomorrow it will be Taiwan. If she decides, one day, to get a hold of one of the 121 blocks that depend on Taiwan, I doubt that anyone will dare to confront it. However, nowadays, we cannot talk to the Chinese, with a language of force…