Hong Kong regional government chairwoman Carrie Lam said Tuesday that she had not yet seen the text of the National Security Act, although the rule could be applied in a few days.
The Hong Kong authorities have defended the controversial rule advocated by the Beijing government based on the details that they were aware of because they were released by the Chinese state media, as Lam himself confirmed in a pre-meeting press meeting. with the Executive Council who will advise you.
Despite everything, the head of the Hong Kong regional government has insisted that the final version of the rule does not diminish the “high level of autonomy” promised to Hong Kong in 1997 when it returned to China’s sovereignty. .
“We haven’t seen all the details of the proposed legislation,” said Lam. “We made statements based on what we saw,” he added, according to Bloomberg. On Saturday, China released new details of the new national security law imposed by the country’s president, Xi Jinping, on the former British colony after the massive protests in 2019. The rule is being worked out by the Chinese parliament and could be passed. The next Tuesday.