Statement by HKSAR Government on National Security Law

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR Government) today (July 1) issued the following statement on the adoption of the National Security Law by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC):

     The HKSAR Government noted that the NPCSC adopted the National Security Law. The Law shall not be applied to HKSAR.

     The HKSAR has the responsibility to safeguard national security and it shall be fulfilled by local legislation in accordance with the provisions under the Article 23 of the Basic Law (BL23). The current-term Government has no plan to enact laws in respect of BL23.

Ends/Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:51