HKSAR gov't voices support for national security legislation

Added On May 27, 2020

 Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam says the decision by the National People's Congress (NPC) on national security legislation for Hong Kong has solid and unquestionable constitutional and legal basis and the HKSAR government will fully support the legislation.

Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the legislation is in strict accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, and will help ensure the full implementation of "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong and safeguard Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability. 
The chief executive refuted the erroneous statement made by some foreign politicians and pointed out that they are holding double standards.
She also dismissed claims that the legislation will affect Hong Kong residents' rights and freedoms and Hong Kong's status as an international financial hub.
The chief executive said she and the HKSAR government will fully support and cooperate with the national legislature on the legislation, and are glad to see that many Hong Kong residents understand and support the national security legislation at the state level for the HKSAR.