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Carrie Lam calls for global respect for China's right to safeguard national security in HK

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Geneva, Switzerland - June 30, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of UN Human Rights Council, UN flag
2. 44th session of UN Human Rights Council in progress
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Carrie Lam, Chief Executive, China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR):
"The law will not affect Hong Kong's renowned judicial independence. It will not affect legitimate rights and freedoms of individuals which are protected under the basic law and relevant international convenants applied to Hong Kong. They include, among others, the freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of demonstration and of procession. In short, the legislation will not undermine 'one country, two systems' and Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy."

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

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. HKSAR emblem

Hong Kong, China - June 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Central Government Offices, Legislative Council Complex of HKSAR
7. Board promoting "one country, two systems" principle

Geneva, Switzerland - June 30, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Carrie Lam, Chief Executive, China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR):
"Hong Kong is a free and diversified society. We respect differences in opinion and thrive on reaching consensus. But the 'One Country' principle is non-negotiable and could not be compromised, as without 'One Country', 'Two Systems' will stand on shaky ground and Hong Kong's stability and prosperity will be at risk. For those foreign governments or politicians raising objections to the legislation, one could only lament the 'double standards' they are adopting. All those countries that have pointed their fingers at China have their own national security legislation in place. We could think of no valid reason why China alone should be inhibited from enacting national security legislation to protect every corner of its territory and all of its nationals."

Hong Kong, China - June 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Various of harbor, pedestrians, buildings

Hong Kong, China - June 16, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Aerial shots of cityscape

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Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Tuesday addressed the UN Human Rights Council via video message, calling on the international community to respect China's right to safeguard national security and HK people's aspirations for stability and harmony.

Speaking at the opening of the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Carrie Lam stressed that the legislation to safeguard national security is now urgently needed.

The chief executive said that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China -- a special administrative region enjoying a high degree of autonomy which comes directly under the central government, but Hong Kong has not been able to fulfill its constitutional duty. For the sake of not only the 7.5 million Hong Kong residents, but also the 1.4 billion people in the Chinese mainland, "the question of how long we could tolerate such a gaping hole in national security has to be asked, and answered."

Since last June, she said, Hong Kong has been traumatized by escalating violence fanned by external forces. During this period, groups advocating "Hong Kong independence" and "self-determination" incited protesters to desecrate and burn the national flag, vandalize the national emblem and storm the central government's office in Hong Kong.

Further, some local politicians proclaimed that they would paralyze the HKSAR government while others campaigned for foreign governments to interfere in Hong Kong's affairs or even to impose sanctions on Hong Kong.

Saying that these acts have crossed the "One Country" red line, Lam called for resolute action. She said no central government could turn a blind eye to such threats to sovereignty and national security as well as risks of subversion of state power.

She told the Council that as the highest organ of state power in China, the National People's Congress has the constitutional power and the duty to enact national security legislation for the HKSAR.

The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security, Lam said.

"The law will not affect Hong Kong's renowned judicial independence. It will not affect legitimate rights and freedoms of individuals which are protected under the basic law and relevant international convenants applied to Hong Kong. They include, among others, the freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of demonstration and of procession," she said.

Upholding important legal principles, the legislation will not undermine "One Country, Two Systems" and Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, she stressed.

"Hong Kong is a free and diversified society. We respect differences in opinion and thrive on reaching consensus. But the 'One Country' principle is non-negotiable and could not be compromised, as without 'One Country', 'Two Systems' will stand on shaky ground and Hong Kong's stability and prosperity will be at risk," said Lam.

She told the Council that for those foreign governments or politicians raising objections to the legislation, one could only lament the "double standards" they are adopting.

"All those countries that have pointed their fingers at China have their own national security legislation in place. We could think of no valid reason why China alone should be inhibited from enacting national security legislation to protect every corner of its territory and all of its nationals," she explained.

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Switzerland-HK Legislation/Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam calls for global respect for China's right to safeguard national security in HK

Dateline : June 30, 2020/Recent/File

Location : Switzerland;Hong Kong,China

Duration : 2'19

  • English
  • Français
  • العربية
  • Pусский
  • Español


Geneva, Switzerland - June 30, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of UN Human Rights Council, UN flag
2. 44th session of UN Human Rights Council in progress
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Carrie Lam, Chief Executive, China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR):
"The law will not affect Hong Kong's renowned judicial independence. It will not affect legitimate rights and freedoms of individuals which are protected under the basic law and relevant international convenants applied to Hong Kong. They include, among others, the freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of demonstration and of procession. In short, the legislation will not undermine 'one country, two systems' and Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy."

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

FILE: Hong Kong, China - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. HKSAR emblem

Hong Kong, China - June 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Central Government Offices, Legislative Council Complex of HKSAR
7. Board promoting "one country, two systems" principle

Geneva, Switzerland - June 30, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Carrie Lam, Chief Executive, China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR):
"Hong Kong is a free and diversified society. We respect differences in opinion and thrive on reaching consensus. But the 'One Country' principle is non-negotiable and could not be compromised, as without 'One Country', 'Two Systems' will stand on shaky ground and Hong Kong's stability and prosperity will be at risk. For those foreign governments or politicians raising objections to the legislation, one could only lament the 'double standards' they are adopting. All those countries that have pointed their fingers at China have their own national security legislation in place. We could think of no valid reason why China alone should be inhibited from enacting national security legislation to protect every corner of its territory and all of its nationals."

Hong Kong, China - June 15, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Various of harbor, pedestrians, buildings

Hong Kong, China - June 16, 2020 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Aerial shots of cityscape


Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Tuesday addressed the UN Human Rights Council via video message, calling on the international community to respect China's right to safeguard national security and HK people's aspirations for stability and harmony.

Speaking at the opening of the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Carrie Lam stressed that the legislation to safeguard national security is now urgently needed.

The chief executive said that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China -- a special administrative region enjoying a high degree of autonomy which comes directly under the central government, but Hong Kong has not been able to fulfill its constitutional duty. For the sake of not only the 7.5 million Hong Kong residents, but also the 1.4 billion people in the Chinese mainland, "the question of how long we could tolerate such a gaping hole in national security has to be asked, and answered."

Since last June, she said, Hong Kong has been traumatized by escalating violence fanned by external forces. During this period, groups advocating "Hong Kong independence" and "self-determination" incited protesters to desecrate and burn the national flag, vandalize the national emblem and storm the central government's office in Hong Kong.

Further, some local politicians proclaimed that they would paralyze the HKSAR government while others campaigned for foreign governments to interfere in Hong Kong's affairs or even to impose sanctions on Hong Kong.

Saying that these acts have crossed the "One Country" red line, Lam called for resolute action. She said no central government could turn a blind eye to such threats to sovereignty and national security as well as risks of subversion of state power.

She told the Council that as the highest organ of state power in China, the National People's Congress has the constitutional power and the duty to enact national security legislation for the HKSAR.

The legislation aims to prevent, curb and punish acts of secession, subversion of state power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security, Lam said.

"The law will not affect Hong Kong's renowned judicial independence. It will not affect legitimate rights and freedoms of individuals which are protected under the basic law and relevant international convenants applied to Hong Kong. They include, among others, the freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of demonstration and of procession," she said.

Upholding important legal principles, the legislation will not undermine "One Country, Two Systems" and Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, she stressed.

"Hong Kong is a free and diversified society. We respect differences in opinion and thrive on reaching consensus. But the 'One Country' principle is non-negotiable and could not be compromised, as without 'One Country', 'Two Systems' will stand on shaky ground and Hong Kong's stability and prosperity will be at risk," said Lam.

She told the Council that for those foreign governments or politicians raising objections to the legislation, one could only lament the "double standards" they are adopting.

"All those countries that have pointed their fingers at China have their own national security legislation in place. We could think of no valid reason why China alone should be inhibited from enacting national security legislation to protect every corner of its territory and all of its nationals," she explained.

ID : 8148408

Published : 2020-06-30 21:38

Last Modified : 2020-07-01 18:29:08

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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