24 September 2021
1 year ago
The HongKong and Macau Affairs Office says it was inevitable that Beijing would decide to impose a national security law on the SAR, with the situation becoming "increasingly severe" in recent years
Hong Kong activists called for people to rise up against Beijing's plans to impose national security legislation in the city, prompting alarm that the new laws could erode its freedoms through 'force and fear'
1 year ago
China's draft Hong Hong legislation says Hong Hong chief executive is responsible for educating people about national security, preventing acts that endanger national security
VPN downloads surge as Beijing signals its plans for a new security law in Hong Kong. NordVPN even had to add extra server capacity in response.
"So as much as we hope to find areas in which we can work together, we are cognizant that only the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Xi only responds to strength," @statedeptspox tells @rongxiang
"And we have the strength in the United States to stand up to China when they're breaking their commitments to the world and we will do so," adds @statedeptspox in @VOANews interview
[email protected]: "Beijing's recent statements related to the operations of Hong Kong's Legislative Council and potential national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law undermine the PRC's commitments and obligations in the Sino-British Joint Declaration"
[email protected]: "Any effort to impose national security legislation that does not reflect the will of the people of Hong Kong would be highly destabilizing, and would be met with strong condemnation from the United States and the international community."
The United States warns China of Hong Kong security law, describing it as destabilizing
US senators are introducing a bipartisan bill sanctioning Chinese party officials and entities who enforce the new national-security laws in Hong Kong. The legislation also would penalise banks doing business with the entities.
UK government response on Beijing's move to impose national security law on Hong Kong: We expect China to respect Hong Kong's rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy.1 year ago
UK government response on Beijing's move to impose national security law on Hong Kong: "We expect China to respect Hong Kong's rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy."
EU is following very closely developments related to HongKong. We attach great importance to 'One country Two Systems' principle. Democratic debate in Hong Kong and respect for rights & freedoms are the best way to preserve it in context of poss. national security legislation
President Donald Trump, asked about China's move on Hong Kong, says if it happens U.S. will have a strong reaction
1 year ago
China Legislature to Consider Draft Bill on Establishing Framework for National-Security in Hong Kon
China says opposition activity poses grave threat to China's national security, sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, Foreign Mnistry says
1 year ago
China to unveil plans for national security laws in Hong Kong, proscribing secession, foreign interference and terrorism
HongKong Liberal Party founding chairman Allen Lee has died aged 80. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has expressed her condolences
HongKong - Limitation on public gatherings under COVID19 will be extended until June 4, which implies that the annual June4 vigil organised by @hka8964 at Victoria Park will likely be banned. If so, it will be the first time in over 3 decades
Coronavirus – Hong Kong extends social distancing rules and public gathering restriction
Margaret Ng – in court over charges relating to two HongKongProtests – had this to say during a lawyers rally on August 7: "One of the most important things about rule of law is prosecution must not be abused, because if abused it is the most powerful instrument of oppression."
"Self autonomy does not exist anymore," said Tanya Chan when pro-democracy lawmakers meet the press after the meeting ends. "The election result has revoked Legco's previous practices, including parliament rules.Pro-establishment camp is the culprit."
Pro-Beijing lawmaker Chan Kin-por who chairs a chaotic House Committee meeting has announced that DAB Starry Lee has won the House Committee chair election, after he orderd security guards to remove pan-dem lawmakers from the meeting one after another
Pro-Beijing lawmaker Starry Lee is elected as Legco's house committee chairwoman by vote 40-nil, where pro-democracy lawmakers are either thrown out or have boycotted the voting
The remaining lawmakers - largely from the pro-Beijing camp - cast their votes in the election of the House Committee chair, as Labour Party lawmaker Fernando Cheung continues to chant "Chan Kin-por is cheating."
With only a handful of democrats left in the meeting room, the House Committee moves ahead with the election of its chair, as LegCo staff hand out ballot papers
Ray Chan of People Power is taken out of the meeting room by security
IT sector lawmaker Charles Mok is also taken out of the meeting room by security
Wu Chi-wai from the Democratic Party is taken out of the meeting room by security
Civic Party's Alvin Yeung is taken out of the meeting room by security
Democrat Claudia Mo temporarily bypasses the line of security guards to speak to Chan Kin-por, as Andrew Wan from the Democratic Party sits on the floor refusing to leave
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