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Spokesperson of Chinese Mission to the EU Speaks on a Question Concerning the Plan of the Third Session of the 13th National People's Congress of China to Deliberate the Draft Decision to Establish and Improve a Legal Framework and Enforcement Mechanism for Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong SAR
2020/05/22

Q: The Third Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) of China held a press conference today. It is announced that the Session is going to deliberate the draft decision to establish and improve a legal framework and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong SAR. Could you please elaborate on it?

A: National security is the bedrock underpinning the stability of the country. Safeguarding national security serves the fundamental interests of all Chinese including Hong Kong compatriots. Hong Kong SAR is an inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China. The NPC is the highest organ of State power. In light of new circumstances and need, the NPC is exercising the power and responsibility enshrined in the Constitution and the Basic Law of Hong Kong SAR to establish and improve at State level a legal framework and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong SAR. The fundamental purpose is to safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, and ensure the advancement of “one country, two system” in the right direction.

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