Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Has Once Again Defended the Security Law
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has once again defended the security law China is introducing for the city-state. She did so several hours after more details of the law were released.
For example, it became clear that security forces have the highest authority to search properties and to prohibit people from leaving the city.
According to Lam, the law will restore stability in Hong Kong. “This is certainly not hell and damnation for Hong Kong.”
She expects confidence in the future of the city-state and in principle ‘one country, two systems’ to increase again. Because she says, Hong Kong continues to preserve some freedoms and its autonomy from China.
Hong Kong has been part of China since 1997, but the inhabitants of the former British colony always had far more liberties than people in the rest of the country.
However, a large proportion of Hong Kong’s 7 million inhabitants fear that Beijing is expanding its influence more and more. Last year there were massive demonstrations against this growing interference.