Feb. 23 – The chief executive of Hong Kong said that free expression must be restricted to safeguard law enforcement, opposition lawmakers may be replaced with pro-Beijing figures on a main leadership committee in the midst of news. Hong Kong Free Press announced that Carrie Lam said Tuesday that a new law that would ban “insulting” Hong Kong officials and police is under review, citing the need to protect law enforcement.”It’s not just police officers, but many public officers in the frontlines in recent years.
They have been intimidated, threatened, and insulted in carrying out their duties,” Lam said, according to the report. “As many court cases have made it very clear, these rights and freedoms are not without limitations, so when they undermine another person’s rights, then of course something needs to be done,” she said. Recent reports say that in Hong Kong, Chinese presence continues to increase.
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal announced that Beijing is seeking to curb the influence of opposition parties on a 1,200-member committee that selects the chief executive of Hong Kong. Her plan to run again for a second five-year term in 2022 has not been verified by Lam, a pro-Beijing loyalist who has defended crackdowns against demonstrators.If Hong Kong goes ahead with changes, it will either will or eliminate the 117 seats occupied by pro-democracy Hong Kong politicians.
The seats could also be offered to pro-China lawmakers, the study noted. Officials of the Chinese government have spoken in support of growing controls.If Hong Kong goes ahead with changes, it will either will or eliminate the 117 seats occupied by pro-democracy Hong Kong politicians. The seats could also be offered to pro-China lawmakers, the study noted.
Officials of the Chinese government have spoken in support of growing controls.Xia Baolong, Beijing’s chief of Hong Kong affairs, said “true patriots” would occupy Hong Kong’s branches of government on Monday. According to The Article, Xia also said critics of Beijing are “destroyers,”Concerns about Hong Kong were presented by the European Union. Due to Chinese intervention, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the situation in the city “keeps deteriorating” the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday.