Written by: Shao Peilin, Chen Nuoxi, Huang Weimin
2020-07-01 10:53Last update date: 2020-07-01 10:53
The National Security Act of the Minato District came into force in the gazette at 11 pm yesterday (June 30), and the provisions clearly stipulate four types of crimes including the crime of separatism, the crime of subverting the state power, the crime of terrorist activities, the crime of collusion with foreign or foreign forces endangering national security The specific composition of the conduct and the corresponding criminal responsibility will be enforced decisively by the Hong Kong Police Force. As of today (1st), there are a number of riot police officers and multiple police vehicles on alert outside the Liaison Office, including water cannon cars and sharp armoured vehicles. During this period, the riot police officers brought their equipment to the police, including the warning flag of the police.
The purple warning flag is officially exposed
So far, the police have set up a new purple warning flag, which is officially exposed. The content is listed in Chinese and English respectively. The text mentions: "This is a warning issued by the police. You are now displaying flags or banners/screaming slogans/or other behaviors. With intentions such as splitting the country or subverting state power, it may constitute a crime under the Minato City National Security Act. You may be arrested and prosecuted."
According to the news, if the flag is danced, slogans and speeches are held in rallies and parades, and the content expresses or implies inciting or instigating the splitting of the country or subverting the state power, such as the slogan of Hong Kong independence flag, "Hong Kong independence", or even Taiwan independence, Tibetan independence and Xinjiang independence are illegal. The police will record videos and search evidence at the scene. If feasible, a warning will be issued to require those present to follow the instructions. The police can also make immediate arrests, and it is not necessary to give any warning in advance before arrest.
Police Department: Strictly implement the "Minato City National Security Law" to maintain national security
The police allege that the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Maintenance of National Security” (the “National Security Act of the Port Area”) has entered into force and clearly stipulates the crimes of secession, subversion of state power, terrorism, and collusion with foreign or foreign forces to endanger national security The specific composition of the four types of criminal acts and the corresponding criminal responsibilities will be enforced decisively by the Hong Kong Police Force.
For various criminal acts that endanger national security, the Hong Kong Police Force will take arrest and other law enforcement actions in accordance with the provisions of the Minato District National Security Law and the existing laws of the Special Administrative Region to protect the lives and property of Hong Kong citizens and the basic rights and rights enjoyed by the law free.
The police continued to point out that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China, and the Hong Kong Police Force is fully responsible for maintaining the security of Hong Kong and the country. It must perform its due responsibilities in full, strictly enforce the law, restore social order, and ensure the "National Security Act of the Port Area" Effectively implemented in Hong Kong, and strive to maintain national security.
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