Written by: Chen Chuolan
2020-05-23 16:33Date of last update: 2020-05-23 16:33
The National People's Congress and the CPPCC National Committee convened yesterday. The agenda includes consideration of the "Hong Kong version of the National Security Law." After voting for the legislation of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Annex III of the Basic Law will be published and implemented in Hong Kong.
The Secretary for the Civil Service, Nie Dequan, today (23) wrote to civil servants under the title of "National Security Legislation to Ensure One Country, Two Systems, Stability and Far Away", stating that civil servants are the backbone of the SAR Government. I believe that they will show their due responsibilities and call on civil servants to unite. , Fulfill the mission and responsibility of maintaining national security according to law. Nie Dequan believes that the national security legislation of Article 23 of the Basic Law has been seriously stigmatized over the years, reiterating that the National Security Law will not harm the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong people, and the relevant laws will help consolidate one country, two systems.
In his letter, Nie Dequan pointed out that the national security legislation that promotes Article 23 of the Basic Law has been seriously stigmatized over the years. In addition to the current political situation in Hong Kong, I understand that some citizens are concerned about the content and implementation of the draft and have a voice The criticism of the draft undermines "one country, two systems" and even makes Hong Kong "one country, one system." He emphasized that the enactment of the National Security Law will never affect the rights and freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kong citizens in accordance with the law, nor will it affect the independent judicial power and final adjudication power of the Hong Kong judicial organs. To reiterate that "one country" is inseparable from "two systems", and maintaining "one country" is the basis for implementing "one country, two systems," and all relevant criticisms are untenable.
Nie Dequan pointed out that he believed that the civil servants, as the backbone of the SAR government, would show their due responsibilities, and called on civil servants colleagues to unite to fulfill the mission and responsibility of maintaining national security, establish national security laws under the current situation, and plug legal loopholes to ensure the stability of one country, two systems. Most important.
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