Spreading "Taiwan Independence" speech and assisting the mob to escape, the Taiwan "Independence faction" website was blocked in Hong Kong!

  [Global Times Special Correspondent in Hong Kong, Ye Lan, Global Times Correspondent Li Sikun] After the implementation of the Hong Kong National Security Law, the police have repeatedly carried out network blockade operations on the "independence and incitement" website.

Following the closure of the "Hong Kong Chronicles" website in January this year, the "Taiwan Presbyterian Church" website that advocated "Taiwan independence" and assisted Hong Kong gangsters fleeing to Taiwan was also blocked.

  The pro-green Taiwan’s "Liberty Times" stated on the 26th that the website of the "Taiwan Presbyterian Church", which supports Hong Kong’s "anti-revision regulations," has been banned by the Hong Kong police.

Some Hong Kong netizens used the Internet connection provided by a number of local Internet service providers, all of which showed "not working properly".

The media also mentioned that starting on the 25th, the official website of the Democratic Progressive Party and the website of the Talent Recruitment Center of Taiwan's "Ministry of National Defense" cannot be browsed from Hong Kong.

In addition, in February of this year, several network providers in Hong Kong were unable to connect to the official website of the "Taiwan Commission for the Promotion of Transformation Justice".

"Taiwan Presbyterian Church" Pastor Huang Chunsheng said that Hong Kong people often leave messages on the church website for help. Now the church website is blocked. "This is a very important indicator." Although only part of the Hong Kong Internet is currently blocked, this is an issue. Warning.

  The "Taiwan Presbyterian Church" was established in 1951 and has been advocating "Taiwan independence." In August 1977, it issued the so-called "Declaration of Human Rights", encouraging the Taiwan authorities to "make Taiwan a new and independent country." This was also the leader of the Taiwan region at that time. In the form of a group, the government publicly voiced "Taiwan independence".

Some Hong Kong media said that the "Taiwan Presbyterian Church" had expressed support for the gangsters during the "Regulations Amendment Disturbance" in Hong Kong. Earlier, the network host Jess had been arrested by the Hong Kong Police National Security Office. The police suspected that "Taiwan Christians" The Presbyterian Church" is also involved.

Jess launched the so-called "A Thousand Parents, Taiwan Aid" fundraising program on the Internet to fund Hong Kong thugs who fled to Taiwan through crowdfunding.

The source of funds for this crowdfunding campaign is vague, but the flow of funds is amazing.

In just a few months, more than 10 million Hong Kong dollars were obtained, of which 4 million Hong Kong dollars were transferred to the "Taiwan Presbyterian Church" account.

  Earlier this year, the "Hong Kong Chronicle" website containing a large number of Hong Kong police officers and officials "beginning information" was blocked. It was reported that the Hong Kong Security Bureau permanently blocked the website under the authority granted by the National Security Law.

According to the implementation rules of Article 43 of the Hong Kong National Security Law, if the Commissioner of Police has reasonable grounds to suspect that someone has published certain electronic information on an electronic platform, and that information is likely to constitute a crime against national security, or is likely to cause harm In the event of a national security crime, the service provider may be required to remove it with the approval of the Secretary of the Security Bureau.

  The "Implementation Rules" also stipulates related penalties: if there is no reasonable excuse, if the information publisher fails to comply with the police's request to remove information that endangers national security, he can be sentenced to a fine of 100,000 Hong Kong dollars and imprisonment for one year upon conviction.

In addition, if foreign and Taiwanese political organizations or foreign and Taiwanese agents fail to provide the police with information as required, unless it can be proved that they have done their best or have reasons for impossible control, they can be sentenced to a fine of 100,000 Hong Kong dollars and imprisonment upon conviction. 6 months; if it involves providing false, incorrect or incomplete data, you can be fined 100,000 Hong Kong dollars and imprisoned for two years.

  Some Hong Kong media asked the Hong Kong Security Bureau and the police about whether the "Taiwan Presbyterian Church" was banned. The Security Bureau replied that it would not comment on any speculation; the police also stated that they would not comment on speculations made by individuals or on the Internet.

  An expert on Hong Kong issues stated in an interview with the Global Times on the 26th that if the Hong Kong police took action to block these websites, it would also be a legitimate act in accordance with the National Security Law.

These websites spread inflammatory information such as "Hong Kong Independence" and "Taiwan Independence", and their existence makes the governance of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region more difficult. "For example, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. This website has a certain relationship with some Taiwanese NGOs or social organizations controlled by Lee Teng-hui. The website of "Taiwan Independence" and "Hong Kong Independence" can be carried out at low cost, and the harm to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is very great."

The expert also said that some "Hong Kong independence" elements used so-called freedom of speech to justify the existence of these websites, and some people worried that the Hong Kong police's practice of blocking the Internet would cause Hong Kong's "internationality" to be questioned and "discounted." "This is actually a trap. The purpose of some'Hong Kong independence' forces is to make us have this kind of worry and dare not punish or ban these websites easily."

He bluntly said that the banning of such extreme websites should be banned, because network transmission is low-cost, but the harm caused is inestimable. "The governance of this space is also whether we really have something to do with the governance of the special zone. One of the signs of effectiveness".

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