The implementation of a national security law must not be postponed by Hong Kong, a central government adviser cautioned on Saturday, adding that it also had to do a better job to enforce the existing law.
Unlike in Hong Kong six years earlier, when the government scrapped the initiative after half a million people took to the streets, Macau did not see any large-scale demonstrations when it implemented the national security law in 2009. Under Article 23 of the Basic Law, national security laws will preclude seven forms of conduct: insurrection, rebellion, sedition, subversion against the central government, stealing of state secrets, hosting foreign political organizations or institutions of political activity,
Creating relations between local and foreign political organizations. “Calls are being made for the two remaining types of behavior to be legislated by the central government,” Wang said. “But since it is stipulated in the Basic Law that the Government of the Special Administrative Region has the power to legislate, our opinion is that the Government of the SAR should do its utmost to complete the legislative work first,” he continued: “The Central Government also has its obligations, so we need to work together on this.”
That could be changed slowly to enact Article 23. Wang also blamed the government of Hong Kong for failing to build up its legitimacy since the 1997 handover in his remarks.
“Before the handover, the government of[ SAR] is not as powerful,” he said.
“But this is not a constitutional issue. Before the handover, the Basic Law retained the fine values of the political system, but the chief executives made the SAR government weak.”To establish the legitimacy of the SAR government, all purely enforce the law.” The SAR government took on the burden of making political decisions, but it turned out that the civil servants had no idea.
Since orders were given. “Jiang said that the central government” can only provide very vague guidance and find out is the product of some deep-rooted problems, but the Hong Kong government doesn’t even grasp what those deep-rooted issues are. “In order to improve governance, he said that Beijing had to” take up this burden in setting out very specific instructions “for the city government.