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Various groups in HK voice support for law on safeguarding national security

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Added On July 2, 2020

China Report has more. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) said the law is of great importance as it helps plug the loopholes in safeguarding national security in Hong Kong, stop violence and curb disorder, and ensure the successful practice of "one country, two systems." It said The law will also ensure the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and protect the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong residents. The DAB said the passage of the law demonstrates that the central authorities have confidence in Hong Kong and attach great importance to Hong Kong's law enforcement and judiciary as well as the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong residents. The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions (HKFTU) said The law can plug the loopholes in safeguarding national security in Hong Kong, effectively stop violence and curb disorder, and crack down on relevant criminal acts and activities, so as to ensure the steady and sustained development of the cause of "one country, two systems." The HKFTU said that the law will provide more comprehensive protection for the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong residents and enable Hong Kong to better integrate into the overall development of the country so as to enjoy greater room for its growth. The Hong Kong Coalition hailed the passage of the law as a strong measure to stop violence and curb social disorder, as well as plug the legal loophole in safeguarding national security in Hong Kong. The New People's Party said The law will help restore peace and order in the Hong Kong society and boost development of economy and improve people's livelihood. Calling the law a milestone in the practice of the "one country, two systems," the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong appealed to all sectors in Hong Kong to set aside differences, commit themselves to socio-economic development, respect and abide by the law and support the law enforcement agencies in clamping down on criminal acts endangering national security.