China News Agency, Hong Kong, June 16 (Reporter Zhuo Long) The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Lin Zheng Yuee, said on the 16th that Hong Kong’s national security legislation is constitutional, legal and reasonable; I hope that the legislative work will continue and be completed smoothly, so that Hong Kong will return to stability as soon as possible.
On the morning of the same day, Lin Zheng Yuee said before meeting with the media that he had heard some voices against Hong Kong's national security legislation in Hong Kong and abroad recently, and there was no justification. Therefore, she decided to reiterate a few major principles.
"First, this legislative work is completely constitutional and legal." Lin Zhengyue said that for any country in the world, national security matters belong to the central authority. Generally, local governments will not formulate national security laws, but in " Under the principle of "one country, two systems", Hong Kong has particularities; the central government authorized Article 23 of the Basic Law to authorize the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao to legislate to safeguard national security and reflect the central government's trust in the two special administrative regions.
Lin Zhengyue emphasized that this legislative work is based on the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and the decision of the National People’s Congress, the highest organ of state power. The National People's Congress decided to authorize the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to formulate relevant laws specifically for the maintenance of national security in Hong Kong, which complies with the relevant requirements of the Basic Law. Its constitution and legitimacy are unquestionable and should not be challenged by some foreign governments.
"The second principle is fairness and reasonableness." Lin Zhengyue said that after 23 years, Hong Kong did not even have a sound legal system and enforcement mechanism to maintain national security. This is not only the risk level of more than 7 million Hong Kong people, but also the risk level of 1.4 billion Chinese people.
"After so long, after waiting so long, and seeing what happened in the past year, any responsible central government cannot ignore it and continue to lament the years." Lin Zhengyue believes that it is reasonable for the central government to take action at this time Reasonably, the practice is supported by the general public. A non-governmental organization has collected nearly 3 million signatures in support of legislation in Hong Kong in just a few days, fully stating that the people of Hong Kong have detested the events or violence that occurred at any time in the past year, or even the intervention of foreign forces.
Lin Zhengyue admitted that before the legal provisions were promulgated, it was understandable that all parties had some anxieties and concerns. But as long as the principle of "one country, two systems" is adhered to, everyone will work towards replying to the common desire for stability in Hong Kong. I believe that the relevant challenges can be solved.
Lin Zhengyue said that since May 28, the Third Session of the 13th National People’s Congress passed the "Decision on Establishing and Perfecting the Legal System and Enforcement Mechanism for the Maintenance of National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". She and the main officials of the SAR Government also continuously expressed their opinions. It is hoped that the legislative work will continue and be completed smoothly, so that Hong Kong will return to stability as soon as possible.
Lin Zhengyue pointed out that without national security, Hong Kong would not be able to stay safe for long. He called on opponents who are demonizing and stigmatizing Hong Kong’s national security legislation to “stop hands”, pointing out that these acts are against the general public. The general public hope that Hong Kong society will return to stability. (Finish)