Article taken from: www.chinadailyhk.com
Lies, prejudice, and the facts about the national security law By Ho Lok-sang Thursday, July 02, 2020, 02:06 By Ho Lok-sang Chris Patten said the national security law for Hong Kong “marked the end” of “one country, two systems”. Following the passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, the United States wanted to revoke Hong Kong’s special trading status on the basis that the national security law means that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “could no longer see any difference between Hong Kong and the mainland”. […] Once the law is implemented, Hong Kong will be assimilated into China’s authoritarian regime, on both rule of law and human rights protections.” […] One reason why China ranks low in the Rule of Law Index is that its ranking in “fundamental rights” is near the bottom. […] What Hong Kong experienced in the past year shows there is an urgent need for the national security law, in particular, a tailor-made national security law for Hong Kong, to testify to the “one country, two systems”.
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