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Bill will limit freedoms say majority of Catholics

Staff reporter

Monday, July 07, 2003

Ninety per cent of the Catholic diocese believes that the national

security bill will limit the freedom of Hong Kong people, according to

a survey by a church group.

The Justice and Peace Commission of Hong Kong Catholic Diocese also

said that the three amendments announced by Chief Executive Tung

Chee-hwa on Saturday did not satisfy the demands of the 500,000 people

who took part in the protest march on July 1.

According to the survey, 70 per cent of the 2,000 respondents felt

that Hong Kong's present laws were sufficient to safeguard national

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security.

Meanwhile, a youth association has found that young people tend to

support the enactment of an Article 23 law even though 60 per cent of

them admitted they did not understand details of the legislation.

About 63 per cent of the 420 youths interviewed online agreed that

Hong Kong had the responsibility to enact a bill safeguarding national

security.

But the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association's survey also

showed that more than two-thirds of the respondents had never read the

content of the national security bill.

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