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Topic Reading-Vol.3012-7/10/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/07/10 Topic Reading-Vol.3012-7/10/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Law on safeguarding national security in HKSAR

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, or HKSAR, is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. The territory had been part of China since the Qin dynasty in 221 BC until it was leased to the British Empire for 99 years in 1898. When the lease ended in 1997, the territory with a population of 6.5 million was returned to the People’s Republic of China in peace.

The governance of Hong Kong was described as “One country, two systems,” and the established system with a high degree of autonomy was supposed to be respected for up to 50 years after the reunification.

However, on June 30, 2020, China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, not the Hong Kong Legislative Council enacted the Hong Kong national security law which reduces the city’s autonomy and restricts acts that could threaten the nation’s security. The effects of the law are obvious, and hundreds of activists have already been arrested. While a wave of criticism arose from foreign governments and media, China’s stance seems to have been firm to treat Hong Kong as part of the state, especially after the recent violent protests that disrupted the business and lives in the special district.

From China’s viewpoint, Hong Kong has been its territory for over two millenniums. So, what is the problem to treat its own territory as the rest of the country especially for safeguarding national security?

Read the article by China and learn about the Hong Kong national security law.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202007/02/WS5efd42dda310834817256b3d.html

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