The Secretary for Security Tang Ping-kiang said in an interview with a radio program this morning (25th) that he hopes to complete the legislation of Article 23 of the Basic Law in the next legislative session.
He pointed out that the current National Security Law only covers 4 acts endangering national security, and Article 23 has 7 items. It will legislate on acts that are not covered by the National Security Law and will target espionage. The more ink, there will be more updates.
He believes that now is a good time to legislate, "I think it is time to return to the family and the family is the most appropriate time."
Tang Bingqiang said that Article 23 legislation will be completed in the next legislative session.
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Deng Bingqiang stated on the commercial program "Political and Economic Saturday" that he hopes that Article 23 legislation can be completed within the next legislative session. As for whether consultation will be made, Deng pointed out that the method of consultation will depend on the actual situation at that time, but "it must be explained. Clearly, there will definitely be communication with the public."
The government will be changed next year. Tang Ping-keung believes that the change will not affect the legislative work. Legal research and drafting of legal blueprints are already being promoted.
When the government introduced Article 23 legislation 17 years ago, it caused opposition from many sectors. Deng said that the legislation will definitely not affect the business and academic circles. "Interests" refers to "I think I have a clear ruler", that Hong Kong's geopolitics will inevitably be used by the United States as a tool to contain China, and that "soft confrontation is to beware." Espionage, and the 2003 version is not too dark, it will depend on the court's consideration of the 23 legislative content on the National Security Law judgment. "(2003 version) I have a starting point. There will be many updates in 17 years."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued yesterday the "Factual List of U.S. Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China Troubles in Hong Kong", which listed as many as 102 items. Since February 2019, the United States has supported anti-China Troubles in Hong Kong and used its allies to interfere in Hong Kong affairs.
Deng Bingqiang pointed out that the list "all talks about facts" is not "life and safety for nothing." He pointed out that the IAAC is also based on facts and will work according to evidence.
In the past election committee elections, the police sent thousands of police officers and asked whether they would strengthen the deployment when the National Day is approaching. Deng said that the temporary rating remains moderate, and there will be flag-raising activities in the Golden Bauhinia Square, which will be assigned according to the risk assessment. manpower.
As for the Legislative Council election to be held at the end of the year, Deng believes that the risk is higher than that of the Election Committee. In the past, potential lone wolf attacks cannot be taken lightly. Law enforcement agencies will allow the election to be held safely and effectively.
Chen Tongjia, the suspect in the Taiwan homicide that triggered the government's amendment to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, expressed his willingness to surrender to Taiwan, but he has never done so.
Deng Bingqiang said that he would not confirm whether the police provided protection, but that "Taiwan is part of China, and there is no judicial assistance." He said that Taiwan should not be politically manipulated to allow Chen Tongjia to enter Taiwan.
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