Beijing says that the introduction of a law on national security to Hong Kong necessary. democracy activists call it, the saddest day ‘in the city’s history

Beijing says that the introduction of a law on national security to Hong Kong necessary. democracy activists call it, the saddest day ‘in the city’s history

floor of Beijing for dissent in Hong Kong to crack down on controversial national security laws is over democracy has shocked fans of the semi-autonomous city and caused a sharp rebuke from Washington. Asks flash mob appeared on social media channels oriented protest Friday in response to the proposal, an indication that the mass demonstrations sometimes violent that they could cradled in the middle of the crown pandemic soon resurface. Activists fears freer China city to the bill, the new security measures in the mini-constitution would take area, Friday was presented for discussion at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC), a rubber Legislature -Stamp. “Beijing is trying to Hong Kong critical voices by force and fear, to silence” tweeted democracy activist Joshua Wong. “Deep below the protesters know, we do not exist because we are strong, but because we have no choice.” The NPC spokesman Zhang Yesui called changes to the national security framework in Hong Kong “absolutely necessary” during a press conference before the lawmakers on Thursday by state media. after the riots The proposal follows the financial center in the second half of 2019 taken poses a huge challenge for the authorities in Beijing. “National security is the basis of the basic stability of the country and serves the fundamental interests of all Chinese people, including Hong Kong Lands,” said Zhang. , More sad day in the history of Hong Kong ‘The exact impact of the law is still unclear, but the pro-democracy data, fear that the move will pave the way for Beijing to further curtail paved the autonomy of Hong Kong. “I think it’s the saddest day in the history of Hong Kong,” pro-democracy legislator Tanya Chan, said. Wong has criticized the decision to exclude the legislature in Beijing, Hong Kong and legislation directly Enact very controversial in the field. “Beijing’s move is a direct retaliation on #hongkongers efforts to raise awareness of the past year,” he tweeted. “#HongKong now the world needs,” he added. Nathan Law, another democracy activist, says the Beijing law discussed Fuel Add to momentarily frozen protests. “It ‘s just the Ignite movement,” says TIME. When news of the proposal on Thursday night broke a handful of protesters appeared in an upscale shopping center in the heart of the city shopping center. “Hong Kong independence is the only way out,” they shouted in unison. Civil Human Rights Front (CH RF), the group, called the gears largely peaceful stronger million last summer, found that it remains difficult with social distancing measures in place in the middle crown to collect. But he asked for two million people get up again organized protest. stopped on Friday, police pan-democratic legislators in a march against improvised legislation on national security, a related crown ban on gatherings of more than eight people rely on. We solve this problem very strong ‘The new law is likely to exacerbate tensions with the administration Trump, who has already been warned it could Hong Kong Special Economic revoked if Beijing is perceived to limit the autonomy of the city. Hong Kong enjoys freedom that distinguish them from the mainland, including freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and an independent judiciary, which were under the guarantee of a “one country, two” political systems after the former colony British retroceded to China in 1997 Speaking to reporters like him the white house Thursday, the president left Donald Trump said that if China is the new safety regulations, “we are very strongly that the problem would solve the problem.” He did not elaborate on what measures could be taken. But analysts have questioned how much influence could have the US response. “I do not think the US has a major influence as far as Hong Kong,” said Jean-Pierre Cabestan, a political science professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. But, he adds, the administration will respond “safe” if the NPC, the new measures to push. “Beijing is worried that Hong Kong has become a base for subversion. Therefore, they are in a hurry these laws should be adopted,” said Cabestan TIME. “Right now, Beijing is in crisis mode,” has worsened with the virus, with the US relationship with the discontent of Hong Kong still smoking. “We are in a new Cold War,” he adds. Hong Kong has always emerged more as the latest face of intensifying US-China showdown. Thursday ‘, two US senators have a bill, the Communist Party, would sanction the adoption of the proposed national security law in Hong Kong, the Chinese officials and organizations involved. Democrat Chris Van Hollen and and Republican Pat Toomey said that the design goals of the law “in Hong Kong to defend the autonomy of the increasingly brazen interference of the Chinese Community Party”. “Last year, demanding millions of people in Hong Kong for democratic freedoms roads have” Van Hollen said in a statement. “Although China to undermine brutality and repeated attempts to Hong Kong political freedoms, these protests have continued.” Chinese officials have repeatedly “foreign forces” from the United States, sometimes violent unrest fueled assured accused of Hong Kong in the second half of the year 2019 initially paralyzed, the protests were triggered by an extradition law provided that would allow suspects to be extradited for trial to the mainland, where the fields be controlled by the Community. But after Hong Kong pulled the bill, he sat the movement snowballed broader requirements including democratic elections complete and independent investigation into police actions. In November, with the movement against the government it reached a climax, signed Trump for Human Rights and Democracy Act Hong Kong into law after it was approved almost unanimously the Congress. Require make an annual assessment, the US government if Hong Kong will remain sufficiently independent from Beijing continued after the option of preferential trade privileges. Hong Kong was special status of trade in the context of the 1992 Act in the US policy, Hong Kong, granted, he says the city should be considered “remote area” is treated from mainland China continues “in economic and trade matters. ” Earlier this month, it announced the delay Mike Pompeo Secretary inaugural report to see if Beijing took no action against the zone during the meeting of NPC week. “We are watching what is happening there,” he said on Wednesday. Hong Kong is in accordance with Article 23 of the Basic Law, its mini-constitution needed to pass laws banning treason, secession, sedition and subversion against the Chinese government. to adopt a similar legislation earlier commitment in 2003 to massive game and was withdrawn after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest. But given the latent discontent in the Beijing region it has always supported and more becoming a sweeping national security measures, especially after an escalation of radical protest that has been identified as terrorism. made a comment in the state China Daily on Friday it clear that the proposed national security law will mean further dissuade enclave disorders. “The introduction of the legislation is the legal basis for concrete measures to control the escalation of violence in [Hong Kong], and act as a deterrent to accelerate the restoration of public order,” he said. Hong Kong Carrie Lam Director stressed than ever, “cooperate fully” game last unprecedented with their efforts, despite the legislative year the controversial power, would be ready to protect national laws and ensure that they are passed as soon can, in a statement released on Friday, said the demonstrators who burned the Chinese national flag, the national emblem vandalized and had to intervene to foreign governments “überquert, Ein country called ‘to sabotage the relationship between baseline central people and [Hong Kong] “As the protesters continued their resistance. jury is not clear how or when they might react, and if the threat of problems that motion to stifle force a change in tactics. Police said more 8,300 protesters, aged 11-84 were in connection with the protests since last June.
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