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Guidelines for changing electrical inspections | Lam Cheng: Don’t "open only your eyes and close your eyes", the letter will not just step on the red line

2021-06-17T14:16:08.802Z

The government gazetted last Friday (11th) to amend the "Film Censorship Ordinance" Inspector Guidelines, which will take effect today (15th). The guidelines stipulate that if a film is released, it is likely to constitute a crime that endangers national security.



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Written by: Peng Zhuowei

2021-06-15 11:55

Last update date: 2021-06-15 11:55

The government gazetted last Friday (11th) to amend the "Film Censorship Ordinance" Inspector Guidelines, which will take effect today (15th).

The guidelines stipulate that if the screening of a film is likely to constitute a crime that endangers national security, and the impact on the audience may endanger national security or endanger the maintenance of national security, the inspector should conclude that the film is not suitable for screening.

Before attending the executive meeting this morning (15th), Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor pointed out that in order to fully and accurately implement "One Country, Two Systems", it is necessary to review every existing system to prevent it from being used by people with ulterior motives.

She mentioned that Hong Kong had not had the "Hong Kong National Security Law" before, so the concept of national security did not appear in the guidelines for film censors, which is not ideal for censors.

Lam Cheng emphasized that in the past, the system that has been in place for more than 20 years was "only eyes opened and only eyes closed". Now it is time to get rid of the chaos. She understands that the film industry is anxious about this and has instructed the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Yau Teng Huaduo, to explain and communicate with the industry. , But emphasize that you will not step on the "red line" casually and will not affect creative freedom.

Quoting Luo Huining to say that many ideas are "accumulation of non-conformity"

Lam Cheng stated that the "Hong Kong National Security Law" has been implemented for nearly a year. A year ago, someone mentioned that it would affect the freedom of speech and could not criticize the Chief Executive. But he pointed out that in the past 12 months, citizens continued to have freedom of speech, the only thing was that Break the law.

Lam Cheng pointed out that she understands that the Legislative Council Member Ma Fung-kwok and the film industry are anxious about the amendment of the Film Censorship Ordinance. They think it takes time to communicate and clarify the "red line", but she believes that she will not step on it casually To the "red line" and stifle the creative industries and freedom of expression in Hong Kong.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor pointed out that in order to fully and accurately implement one country, two systems, it is necessary to review every existing system to prevent it from being used by people with ulterior motives.

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Reviewing the current system and laws every day, if necessary, updating and perfecting



Lam Cheng also said that he has instructed Qiu Tenghua to meet with the industry more to explain. He mentioned that it is a huge task to check whether the current system is compatible with the national security law.

She quoted Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, as saying that many concepts are "accumulation of non-conformity". For these systems that have been in force for more than 20 years, the government used to "open only eyes and close eyes." However, after the National People's Congress formulated the "Port Area" for Hong Kong After the National Security Law and the improvement of Hong Kong’s electoral system, "it’s time to put the chaos and the roots to the ground."

Lam Cheng concluded by saying that the current system and laws are reviewed every day. If they need to be updated and improved, it is the Chief Executive's duty.

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