China-HK/Security Legislation/Support

Political advisors support draft decision on national security legislation in Hong Kong

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FILE: Beijing, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Tian'anmen Square, China's national flag

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Members of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee from HKSAR making statement
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Henry Tang Ying-yen, member, Standing Committee of CPPCC:
"Without national security, there will be no prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. At a time when national security is seriously threatened and relevant laws are absent, it is imperative for the central government to solve the prominent problems of Hong Kong in safeguarding national security."

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Aug 8, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of Golden Bauhinia Square, Chinese national flag, flag of HKSAR

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director, NPC Standing Committee's Basic Law Committee from Hong Kong (partially overlaid with shots 6-7):
"To safeguard the national security in Hong Kong is still the ultimate power and responsibility of the central government. So the present NPC decision and the future legislation of the standing committee are executing the power endorsed by the Constitution, which are based on the legal principles and empowered, and do not violate the Basic Law. For Hong Kong, to maintain lasting peace and stability and uphold the 'one country, two systems' principle, it is a must to enact a national security law so that these forces' attempt to oppose China and destabilize Hong Kong will not succeed."
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FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of cityscape

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of Chinese national flag, flag of HKSAR
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Hong Kong, China - May 3, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of pedestrians

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Ng Chau-pei, NPC deputy (starting with shot 8/partially overlaid with shot 10/ending with shot 11):
"The riots in Hong Kong that lasted for more than a year assaulted the 'one country, two systems' principle and gravely undermined the rule of law, people's livelihood and the economy. Such a state also highlighted Hong Kong's weakness in national security. The legislation is timely, which will enable Hong Kong to plug the loopholes in national security and restore its economy and people's livelihood as soon as possible."
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Hong Kong, China - May 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Pedestrians
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Hong Kong, China - May 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Various of closed stores, pedestrians

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, member, CPPCC National Committee (starting with shot 11/ending with shot 13):
"The legislation is not simply for our country's sovereignty, security and interest of development, but also to consolidate the 'one country, two systems' principle, to successfully implement it in Hong Kong, and to maintain its prosperity and stability."

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
13. Various of cityscape

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Legislators and political advisors from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region expressed their support for the decision to introduce a national security law in the region, saying it will effectively prevent and control risks in the area and safeguard long-term peace and stability in Hong Kong.

While attending the ongoing Two Sessions, deputies to the 13th National People's Congress and members of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from Hong Kong issued statements separately on Friday, saying it is pressing to establish and consolidate a legal system and enforcement mechanism to safeguard national security in Hong Kong.

"Without national security, there will be no prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. At a time when national security is seriously threatened and relevant laws are absent, it is imperative for the central government to solve the prominent problems of Hong Kong in safeguarding national security," said Henry Tang Ying-yen, a member of the CPPCC National Committee.

The illegal activities of Hong Kong rioters since 2019 have tremendously undermined Hong Kong society. Many NPC deputies and CPPCC members from Hong Kong said the draft decision is in line with legal principles and will better protect Hong Kong's high-degree autonomy and the basic rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents.

"To safeguard the national security in Hong Kong is still the ultimate power and responsibility of the central government. So the present NPC decision and the future legislation of the standing committee are executing the power endorsed by the Constitution, which are based on the legal principles and empowered, and do not violate the Basic Law. For Hong Kong, to maintain lasting peace and stability and uphold the 'one country, two systems' principle, it is a must to enact a national security law so that these forces' attempt to oppose China and destabilize Hong Kong will not succeed," said Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director of the NPC Standing Committee's Basic Law Committee from Hong Kong.

In accordance with the Constitution of China and the Basic Law of the HKSAR, the NPC draft decision is an essential measure to uphold the national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and consolidate the foundation of the "one country, two systems" principle.

"The riots in Hong Kong that lasted for more than a year assaulted the 'one country, two systems' principle and gravely undermined the rule of law, people's livelihood and the economy. Such a state also highlighted Hong Kong's weakness in national security. The legislation is timely, which will enable Hong Kong to plug the loopholes in national security and restore its economy and people's livelihood as soon as possible," said Ng Chau-pei, a NPC deputy.

"The legislation is not simply for our country's sovereignty, security and interest of development, but also to consolidate the 'one country, two systems' principle, to successfully implement it in Hong Kong, and to maintain its prosperity and stability," said Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, a member of the CPPCC National Committee.

The "Two Sessions," or the sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), are key events in the China's political calendar and respectively opened on Friday and Thursday after being postponed for over two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

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  • ID : 8144085
  • Published : 2020-05-23 22:37
  • Last Modified : 2020-05-24 02:00:24
  • Location : China
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 2'32
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)
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China-HK/Security Legislation/Support

Political advisors support draft decision on national security legislation in Hong Kong

Dateline : May 22, 2020/File

Location : China

Duration : 2'32

  • English


FILE: Beijing, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Tian'anmen Square, China's national flag

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. Members of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee from HKSAR making statement
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Henry Tang Ying-yen, member, Standing Committee of CPPCC:
"Without national security, there will be no prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. At a time when national security is seriously threatened and relevant laws are absent, it is imperative for the central government to solve the prominent problems of Hong Kong in safeguarding national security."

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Aug 8, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of Golden Bauhinia Square, Chinese national flag, flag of HKSAR

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director, NPC Standing Committee's Basic Law Committee from Hong Kong (partially overlaid with shots 6-7):
"To safeguard the national security in Hong Kong is still the ultimate power and responsibility of the central government. So the present NPC decision and the future legislation of the standing committee are executing the power endorsed by the Constitution, which are based on the legal principles and empowered, and do not violate the Basic Law. For Hong Kong, to maintain lasting peace and stability and uphold the 'one country, two systems' principle, it is a must to enact a national security law so that these forces' attempt to oppose China and destabilize Hong Kong will not succeed."
++SHOTS OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of cityscape

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of Chinese national flag, flag of HKSAR
++SHOTS OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

Hong Kong, China - May 3, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of pedestrians

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Ng Chau-pei, NPC deputy (starting with shot 8/partially overlaid with shot 10/ending with shot 11):
"The riots in Hong Kong that lasted for more than a year assaulted the 'one country, two systems' principle and gravely undermined the rule of law, people's livelihood and the economy. Such a state also highlighted Hong Kong's weakness in national security. The legislation is timely, which will enable Hong Kong to plug the loopholes in national security and restore its economy and people's livelihood as soon as possible."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

Hong Kong, China - May 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Pedestrians
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

Hong Kong, China - May 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Various of closed stores, pedestrians

Beijing, China - May 22, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, member, CPPCC National Committee (starting with shot 11/ending with shot 13):
"The legislation is not simply for our country's sovereignty, security and interest of development, but also to consolidate the 'one country, two systems' principle, to successfully implement it in Hong Kong, and to maintain its prosperity and stability."

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
13. Various of cityscape


Legislators and political advisors from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region expressed their support for the decision to introduce a national security law in the region, saying it will effectively prevent and control risks in the area and safeguard long-term peace and stability in Hong Kong.

While attending the ongoing Two Sessions, deputies to the 13th National People's Congress and members of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from Hong Kong issued statements separately on Friday, saying it is pressing to establish and consolidate a legal system and enforcement mechanism to safeguard national security in Hong Kong.

"Without national security, there will be no prosperity and stability of Hong Kong. At a time when national security is seriously threatened and relevant laws are absent, it is imperative for the central government to solve the prominent problems of Hong Kong in safeguarding national security," said Henry Tang Ying-yen, a member of the CPPCC National Committee.

The illegal activities of Hong Kong rioters since 2019 have tremendously undermined Hong Kong society. Many NPC deputies and CPPCC members from Hong Kong said the draft decision is in line with legal principles and will better protect Hong Kong's high-degree autonomy and the basic rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents.

"To safeguard the national security in Hong Kong is still the ultimate power and responsibility of the central government. So the present NPC decision and the future legislation of the standing committee are executing the power endorsed by the Constitution, which are based on the legal principles and empowered, and do not violate the Basic Law. For Hong Kong, to maintain lasting peace and stability and uphold the 'one country, two systems' principle, it is a must to enact a national security law so that these forces' attempt to oppose China and destabilize Hong Kong will not succeed," said Maria Tam Wai-chu, deputy director of the NPC Standing Committee's Basic Law Committee from Hong Kong.

In accordance with the Constitution of China and the Basic Law of the HKSAR, the NPC draft decision is an essential measure to uphold the national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity and consolidate the foundation of the "one country, two systems" principle.

"The riots in Hong Kong that lasted for more than a year assaulted the 'one country, two systems' principle and gravely undermined the rule of law, people's livelihood and the economy. Such a state also highlighted Hong Kong's weakness in national security. The legislation is timely, which will enable Hong Kong to plug the loopholes in national security and restore its economy and people's livelihood as soon as possible," said Ng Chau-pei, a NPC deputy.

"The legislation is not simply for our country's sovereignty, security and interest of development, but also to consolidate the 'one country, two systems' principle, to successfully implement it in Hong Kong, and to maintain its prosperity and stability," said Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, a member of the CPPCC National Committee.

The "Two Sessions," or the sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), are key events in the China's political calendar and respectively opened on Friday and Thursday after being postponed for over two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

ID : 8144085

Published : 2020-05-23 22:37

Last Modified : 2020-05-24 02:00:24

Source : China Central Television (CCTV),China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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