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BNO. Interview | Li Dongguo: The Central Government's Action on Thunder Wanjun, and there is news in advance for Hong Kong people to prepare

2021-01-13T23:16:59.741Z

On the 31st of this month, the British government began accepting applications from Hong Kong people for the "5+1" program of the BNO UK study plan. Beijing earlier indicated that there would be countermeasures to deal with it, which once again caused the dispute of Hong Kong people to hold "dual nationality". Former Secretary for Security



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Written by: Peng Zhuowei

2021-01-14 07:00

Last update date: 2021-01-14 07:00

On the 31st of this month, the British government began accepting applications from Hong Kong people for the "5+1" program of the BNO UK study plan. Beijing earlier indicated that there would be countermeasures to deal with it, which once again caused the dispute of Hong Kong people to hold "dual nationality".

In an interview with "Hong Kong 01", former Secretary for Security Li Dongguo said that the central government will actually consider the situation in Hong Kong before it "acts." The issue of Hong Kong people’s right of abode in the UK is resolved in the form of interpretation, but at this stage it is difficult to guess what plan the central government will adopt to deal with the BNO issue.

Li Dongguo pointed out that Hong Kong was originally a city of immigrants. Most people of the previous generation migrated to Hong Kong from the Mainland. There are also many examples of Hong Kong people emigrating overseas to study and work. He believes that society should not make a fuss about this.

It is expected that the central government will not "suddenly shoot" and appeal to the society to not worry

Recently, there have been rumours in political circles that the central government will take countermeasures to deal with the Hong Kong people’s BNO plan to stay in the UK. The New Democrat Party Chairman and Executive Council member Ip Liu Shuyi recently pointed out that it is time to deal with the issue of Hong Kong people’s dual nationality. It is suggested that the authorities may propose a definite deadline. "(Cut-off date), Hong Kong citizens who acquire foreign nationality after that date will be deemed to have automatically lost their Chinese nationality in accordance with Article 9 of the Chinese Nationality Law.

Article 9 of the Nationality Law states: Chinese citizens residing abroad who voluntarily join or acquire foreign nationality will automatically lose Chinese nationality.

As a member of Ye Liu’s party and executive vice chairman of the New Democratic Party, Li Dongguo believes that Ye Liu’s proposal can take care of Hong Kong people who have acquired foreign nationality before the "cut-off date" because the relevant measures are only for Hong Kong people who apply for foreign nationality later.

Lei Tung-kwok estimated that the central government would not "suddenly take action." It was expected that there were news to prepare Hong Kong people in advance. He also pointed out that Hong Kong emigration is nothing new. During the reunification in 1997, hundreds of thousands of people moved overseas and believed that there were Hong Kong people. Choosing to emigrate in the current social environment is a normal matter, and there is no need to worry too much, but he does not want to guess how the central government will handle the BNO issue at this stage.

Happy to see the progress of Li Zhiying's case, and the defendant will not be released on bail in the future

The National Security Law of the Port Area has been enacted by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in June last year.

Li Dongguo believes that the issue of bail in the National Security Law will inevitably become the focus. In particular, Li Zhiying, the founder of Next Media Group, is involved in a violation of the National Security Law. "The Court of Final Appeal has handled bail appeals much faster than I thought. It’s all in years.” He believes that speeding up the handling of appeals is a good thing. Even if there are disputes in society, it will at least give the public a clearer understanding of the National Security Law.

Li Dongguo believes that if a defendant commits a violation of the National Security Law in the future, it will depend on the actual circumstances of the case to determine whether or not bail can be determined. It also depends on the result of Li Zhiying’s trial after February 1, but he estimates that he will be granted bail. Not high, "So far the Magistrates' Court has not approved the bail of the defendant in the case."

He emphasized that the "National Security Law" has only been in force for half a year, and all laws must be practiced to know how to proceed in the future.

Talking about the social situation after the National Security Law, Li Dongguo pointed out that the society has returned to calm on the surface, "Going out of the street will no longer scare people to "private", even if the citizens have different positions, they dare to express their opinions", thinking that the public hope Able to restore a lively and peaceful society in the past.

Dissolution of Hong Kong Independence Organizations: Reflecting the Deterrence of the National Security Law

For many organizations and promoters that advocate self-determination and "Hong Kong independence" after the "National Security Law" took effect, they have successively dissolved and left Hong Kong. Li Dongguo believes that the law reflects the strong deterrence of the law, but believes that the relevant people will "play international lines" and continue to work. Work overseas.

Even though Hong Kong has enacted the National Security Law, Li Dongguo believes that there is still a lot of space to be filled under the law. The legislative work on Article 23 of the Basic Law must continue. Legislation is still pending on the issue of public officials’ oaths. The National Security Law The national security education work specified in Article 10 must also be dealt with.

He believes that the SAR government needs to carry out reforms to solve the deep-seated problems that have accumulated in society for a long time.

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