Deputy Director of United Nation International Cooperation and Coordination,the President of Home and Abroad News Press,Mrs.Wei Yan
At the 43rd United Nations General Assembly on June 16th, 2020, the representatives of many countries declared that Hong Kong affairs is China's internal affairs, and that Hong Kong's national security should be based on China's national security. The UN International Collaboration and Coordination Agency supports the China National People's Congress legislature of the national security laws for Hong Kong to ensure the stable progress of "One Country, Two Systems".
National security is a basic prerequisite for the survival and development of a country. In the past 23 years, Hong Kong has failed to reflect its responsibility for maintaining national security in fulfilling the Constitution and the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The role of Hong Kong's global financial center is mainly based on its free port policy and unique geographical location. However, this peaceful “Oriental Pearl” is falling down into an extremely dangerous situation. The Hong Kong opposition has long colluded with external forces to engage in activities aimed at splitting, subverting, infiltrating, and destroying the country and Hong Kong society. In June last year, the “revision storm” in Hong Kong affected the law reinforcement and social stability in Hong Kong, severely tearing Hong Kong’s economic and social well-being with tremendous financial losses; the demands and actions of these anti-China and anti-Hong Kong forces have severely damaged the foundations of the Chinese governance. Therefore, from the perspectives of the Constitution and the Basic Law conferring on Hong Kong the ability and responsibility to maintain national security, as the highest authority of the country, the National People’s Congress of China made deliberation on Hong Kong-related national security legislation. The UN International Collaboration and Coordination Agency firmly support this resolution!
Non-interference in the internal affairs of member states is an important principle of the Charter of the United Nations. National security is the most important issue for all sovereign countries. The latest legislation on national security in Hong Kong is aimed to ensure China’s national security, especially for Hong Kong as an inseparable part of China. Hegemonism and power politics still exist today. Any attempt to interfere the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of protecting basic human rights and any other forms is a violation of the principle of non-interference in internal affairs and a blatant challenge to the Charter of the United Nations. The Agency condemned those countries for publicly pressing China with political purposes for Hong Kong issues.
We believe that with the implementation of the Hong Kong-related national security law, Hong Kong will gradually recover its vitality, Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability will return quickly, and Hong Kong will have a better tomorrow.
Currently, the national security risks of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are becoming increasingly prominent. In the eyes of overseas Chinese, the peaceful “Oriental Pearl” is falling into an extremely dangerous situation. Since the "revision storm" occurred in Hong Kong last year, anti-China and anti-Hong Kong groups have joined some external forces to create "black violence" in Hong Kong society. Those actions seriously challenged the bottom line of the principle of “One Country, Two Systems”, the rule of law in Hong Kong is severely damaged, and national sovereignty, security, and development interests are also seriously jeopardized. The state can take effective measures to prevent, suppress, and punish such actions. At this historical occasion, the summary of the “draft law on safeguarding national security in the HKSAR” (hereinafter referred to as the HKSAR Draft Law) came just in time. The International Chinese Media Alliance with more than 220 member media expressed their firm support to this legislation! It's time for the country to set things right!
The publication of the HKSAR Draft Law is one of the most important measures taken by the central government to handle Hong Kong affairs since the return of Hong Kong. It is a historically significant event in the practice of "One Country, Two Systems" and a milestone in the implementation of the Basic Law of the HKSAR. Until the National Security Law is fully reinforced, the Basic Law cannot be fully implemented; as a result, and the central government’s legislation is another way to make up, and it is justified.
The HKSAR Draft Law clearly stipulates that the Central People’s Government should establish the National Security Agency in Hong Kong, and the HKSAR should establish the National Security Council to prevent, eliminate and punish the splitting of the country, subversion of state power, terrorist activities and collusion in the HKSAR. The specific measures and corresponding criminal responsibilities of the four types of criminal acts endangering national security are clearly stipulated. Under certain circumstances, the National Security Agency and relevant state agencies in Hong Kong can exercise jurisdiction over a very small number of cases that jeopardize national security, punishing those terrorists and protecting the vast majority of citizens. It is believed that the Central Government will fully respect Hong Kong's independent judicial power and final adjudication power, and effectively protect the rights and freedoms enjoyed by the public in accordance with the HKSAR Basic Law. It will not expand the scope of the attack, nor will it confuse crimes or commit arbitrary crimes.
Throughout any country in the world, national security affairs are originally managed by the central government; the maintenance of national security legislation is an important component of the central authority; any country is taking all effective measures to combat crimes against national security. This is the legal basis of the HKSAR Draft Law.
The HKSAR Draft Law is to strengthen the “One Country, Two Systems”, which is beneficial and harmless to Hong Kong. The national security legislation for Hong Kong is the stable progress of the “One Country, Two Systems” policy. The stronger the national security bottom line, the greater the space for “One Country, Two Systems”. We believe that with the gradual implementation of the National Security Law, Hong Kong will gradually calm the chaos and restore its vitality. Hong Kong's prosperity and stability will return sooner, and Hong Kong's tomorrow will be even better.