Pan-dems say Beijing showing disregard for HK

Local | 30 Jun 2020 10:05 pm

Pan-democratic lawmakers slammed the central government on Tuesday saying it is showing its disregard for the people of Hong Kong by not revealing details of the security law even though the legislation is scheduled to take effect within hours, RTHK reports.

Briefing the media around 7:00pm – almost 10 hours after the NPCSC approved the law – the opposition pointed out that what is in the legislation remains unknown to the people.

The camp’s convenor Tanya Chan said the lack of transparency and the way the law was rushed through the national legislature shows that Beijing doesn’t trust Hongkongers.

Civic Party’s lawmaker Dennis Kwok said Tuesday marks the end of One Country, Two Systems while his party colleague Alvin Yeung said he will not change the way he works as he believes in speaking the truth to the public.

“The only thing we need to fear is fear itself,” said Yeung.

Democratic Party's James To said he doesn't think opposition lawmakers going overseas to hold talks would be a problem, saying such exchanges are "normal".

Reports had said that the new law will target those who collude with foreign forces to endanger national security, raising fears that opposition leaders who hold talks in foreign countries could land themselves in trouble.

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