New national-security bill comes after year of protests that rocked former colony
This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy.Full DisclaimerPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is alarmed by China’s move to impose a new national-security law on Hong Kong that could curb pro-democracy protests and dramatically reduce the territory’s autonomy from Beijing.
“We are concerned about the situation in Hong Kong. We have 300,000 Canadians who live in Hong Kong,” Mr. Trudeau told his daily news conference Friday. “That is one of the reasons why we want to ensure that one-country, two-systems approach continues for Hong Kong.”
Mr. Trudeau reiterated Canada’s call for Beijing to de-escalate tensions and “open genuine dialogue between Hong Kong citizens and Beijing.”Story continues below advertisementMr. Trudeau said Canada was monitoring the situation, a sentiment also expressed by Britain.
“We expect China to respect Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy,” Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in a statement.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his concerns on Twitter.“The United States condemns the PRC proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and strongly urges Beijing to reconsider,” he posted on Twitter. “We stand with the people of Hong Kong."
Hong Kong, a former British colony, was handed to China in 1997 and has been governed by a system that guaranteed freedoms, such as freedom of speech and free elections, that are not allowed on mainland China.But China’s National People’s Congress, meeting in annual session to rubber stamp major policy passed by the ruling Communist Party, announced on Thursday it planned to adopt a law to “safeguard national security” by “establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms” for Hong Kong.
The proposed legislation would permit Beijing to sidestep Hong Kong’s own legislative body to limit protests or other activities that Beijing’s authoritarian rulers consider subversive.Story continues below advertisementPro-democracy activists have called for mass protests against the new national-security law. Critics say Beijing is using the COVID-19 pandemic to push through the law and put an end to mass protests against China’s attempt to impose its rule on Hong Kong.
Mass protests on the island last year were sparked by a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.Meanwhile, Mr. Trudeau declined to mention China when asked what Ottawa was doing to protect intellectual property related to COVID-19 research from theft by hostile foreign states.
The Globe and Mail reported Friday that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and U.S. law enforcement authorities are warning academics and corporations in both countries that they are at increased risk of having their data and technology stolen, especially research on vaccines and other treatments for the coronavirus. Canada has announced $1.2-billion for COVID-19 research.
CSIS and the Federal Bureau of Investigations both released bulletins on May 13 about the growing threat, but – unlike CSIS – the FBI named China as behind the efforts to steal intellectual property and other COVID-19 data.Mr. Trudeau was asked if he had any information on what breaches may have already taken place and whether was he willing to seek to build an international coalition to confront China over its espionage activities.
Story continues below advertisementThe Prime Minister would only say that Ottawa has “long been concerned about intellectual property protection” and funding has been increased for the Communications Security Establishment, the key agency responsible for combating cyber attacks from foreign intelligence agencies.
globepolitics Unacceptable - China has done enough - deaths in Italy and Globally could have been avoided - Countries lost all respect and companies will be pulling out business - they continue to be in the news and upsetting all countries - . globepolitics The CCP is about to enact the most evil laws in HK💀 HK’s last democracy, freedom and rule of law will be destroyed. When HK officially enters the 'one country, one system' moment, it will become a hell controlled by the CCP👹
JenniferHYChan globepolitics Trudeau is so concerned about China’s enormous human rights crimes he just might send them a very terse email rebuke! Canadians are funny. globepolitics And also China's expansion globepolitics Hope Trudeau will be concerned enough to speak up more against China. globepolitics I can't fathom why we get involved in the country of China's matters. Hong Kong is now part of China and Hong Kong citizens are now Chinese citizens. My belief is China will rule all it's citizens as they want to with no special consideration to demonstrators or their demands.
globepolitics globepolitics 300,000 Canadians in HongKong. If the law is passed, they will be subject to abitrary arrest, detention n trial of Chinese officials. Bank a/c of Canadian firms may be frozen 4 political reasons. globepolitics and also safe the hostage ASAP! CanadianPM globepolitics The government of Canada should act to protect Hong Kong from the tyranny of CCP. They have 300,000 citizens living in Hong Kong.
FullMoonNoStar globepolitics Totalitarian CCP, HK government used political destroyed Basic Law Hong Kong autonomy and freedom. One Country Two Systems is dead. globepolitics is anyone else sick of the Chinese Government being a bunch of assholes all the time? globepolitics What do they care what he thinks?
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globepolitics What’s happening in HK is a warning to the world. If CCP permeates your country, CCP will do anything to kill your owned freedom. waytofall1 globepolitics You can't just be 'concerned', you need to act! CCP is a threat to the World! We need action, not demagogues! globepolitics lemon60356117 globepolitics Not only HongKongers would suffer from this Draconian law. ALL visitors/workers from Canada visiting or residing in Hong Kong would be at risk. Chinese Communist could use this law to arrest more Canadian for political reasons.
globepolitics Just concerns are not enough. Action please! PippyPip9 globepolitics HKers like freedom and democracy. If the National Security Law was passed, many HKers will be arrested by political means. However, HKers will continue to FightForFreedom globepolitics Beijing is taking away the core values of Hong Kong, namely freedom, human rights, justice and democracy. These are the values that are the foundation of Hong Kong and its people. The draconian national security law will mean an end to all of these precious values. HongKong
globepolitics Concerned the idiot back the communists! globepolitics Just a small, tiny tiny “concern” would not be enough!! It’s China, a big bully, Mister. globepolitics He says that while he's thinking up ways to grab the same dictator powers here. globepolitics Every one Should concern about this tyranny. One day this tyranny would take over the world, and this is the threat we hv to face currently.
globepolitics globepolitics Dear world, please fight with HongKonger! HongKongNeedsHelp SOSHK StandWithHK StandWithHongKong HongKong HongKongProtest globepolitics There are 300k 🇨🇦 citizens in HongKong, along with many businesses and investments. This law means anything and anyone could be criminalized as CCP wish. Still remember Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor?
globepolitics Being ‘concerned’ about this is like calling a house fire a bit warmer than you might prefer. globepolitics Not only stakes are high for Hong Kongers, it will have a huge impact on the rest of the world too. This evil totalitarian regime will stop at nothing until they dominate the entire world.
globepolitics Unexpectedly, he would respond. globepolitics It's important HongKong's freedom is intact given it's the only window to look beneath CCP's propagandas. W/o HK, it might take much longer for the world to learn about COVID19. The casualties would've been much higher. It's in global interest to save HK. CCPLiedPeopleDied
globepolitics Please ACT globepolitics Once the National security law in Hongkong is legislated by CCP forcefully, OneCountryTwoSystems will dead. It will severely affect not only Canada's business in HK, but also Canadiens living in HK. Please StandwithHK to stop CCP. globepolitics Hope the World Recognize The Evil Of China.They violated the Sino-British Joint Declaration ，Never Trust The CCP
globepolitics Never trust CCP, they broke every promise they made Chinazi globepolitics It's time for the world to gather and fight against the evil regime CCPChina. StandWithHongKong StandwithHK globepolitics 'One Country, Two Systems' is only a lie covering the conspiracy of CCP .Please share every truth about NationalSecueityLaw , before we are completely controlled under inhuman conditions!!! HongKongNeedsHelp StandwithHK HongKongProtests
globepolitics Goooo Hong Kong 👌🏼👍🏼. Boooo China 👎🏼 globepolitics ChinaLiesPeopleDie StandwithHK Dont trust china. Hong kong is a good example, how china lie to the world. globepolitics globepolitics Despicable CCPChina rushes to throttle HongKong amid ChineseVirusEpidemic spreading over the world HongKong is a mirror for what this world will encounter, any company or country choosing to do business with this habitual liar, will be treated as dirt by CCP SanctionChina
globepolitics It is possible that China take control over HK's Internet after the nationalsecuritylaw. It would make HK difficult to communicate with the outside world, unfavorable for all kinds of connections. globepolitics He should be. There are Canadian works and lived in Hong Kong. globepolitics It's urgent for Hong Kong that China will really destorys hong kong 's law , freedom of speech , and value of Hong Kong through 'National Security Law' . NationalSecueityLaw HongKongisurgent
globepolitics CCP_is_terrorist globepolitics It’s official. It’s OneCountryOneSystem . Shame on CCP globepolitics World, it’s time to ACT. Do you think Beijing would care about the statements and words? They are a tyranny didn’t care about human lives, not to mention rule of laws. Recall how CCP threatens the world’s safety!! StandWithHongKong = MakeChinaPay
globepolitics The joint statement with UK and AU is a good step and it’s time for Trudeau to walk the talk. This legislation will be finalised in days threatening the freedom and rights of Hong Kong people as well as Canadian nationals. Just don’t want to see more Michaels in Hong Kong. CrabQueenn globepolitics Trudeau is right this time. StandWithHongKong SanctionChina
globepolitics But the coward of country will not do anything about it... he idolizes the system. globepolitics This’s a warning to not only HongKong but the whole world as they’re testing the reaction from the west. If we ignore it, CCP will be more arrogant that despises international agreements. What’s more, we even cant hold them accountable for their false of spreading the virus.
globepolitics Canada needs to grow its spine against the CCP - a messeage from a Canadian living in HK. globepolitics CCP is a threat to the world, not just to Hong Kong. Just look at their coercive behavior and how they’re trying to manipulate political systems about the world. globepolitics CCP won’t be afraid of your concern, we need concrete action to confront China, free world should be united now.
globepolitics Communist China uses coronavirus pandemic as opportunity to tighten control over Hong Kong & expand political influence around the world.Canada should StandWithHongKong not only for defending global freedom & human rights but also protect the safety of Canadians living in HK. globepolitics Do you hear the HK people sing?
globepolitics Everyone should be concerned by this. CCP is a threat to everyone on earth. globepolitics Why? Is he suddenly a fan of democracy? globepolitics THIS IS SICKNING... The Union says “their is no requirement for Teachers to work online with students. Ford should fire them. Stupidity and greed. If the union is promoting ' do nothing' then they should 'receive nothing.' TAXPAYERS REVOLT NOW..
Trudeau says Canada concerned about China’s proposed new law for Hong Kong Trudeau said Canada has long called for deescalation of tensions between Beijing and the semi-autonomous territory. Sharia law is here in Ontario... We are now controlled by muslims in Ontario. Hide your wives and children with hold your tax dollars... Now we are? Can I ask why we weren’t back when they were rioting and the Chinese was rolling militarized police into the country? Alot of Canadians are concerned for Canada. Step down traitor.
Hong Kong activists call for protest march as China pushes new security lawsLegislation could be historical turning point for Hong Kong , heighten tensions between Beijing and Washington China People are hurting,Can they have choices for Once,Xi,Putin, Erdogan and Trump Along with Republicans are thinking about Self,China has over a Billion People, They can make a stand,Same as America,It's more of us than Trump,Get out and Vote him out of Office
Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers sharply criticized China's move to take over long-stalled efforts to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory, saying it goes against the 'one country, two systems' framework in which Beijing promised the city freedoms not found on the mainland. Remember Tiananmen Square
COMMENTARY: China shows off military strength as Beijing eyes new rules for Hong KongChina's National People’s Congress will soon rubber stamp Draconian new security legislation designed to strip Hong Kong of its last democratic vestiges, Matthew Fisher says. viriyabot An invasion is imminent. God Bless America
China vows to remove Hong Kong’s ‘cancer’ of pro-independence thought with new security legislationBeijing’s assertion of its law on Hong Kong is almost certain to change the complexion of the Asian financial centre, The Globe’s Nathan VanderKlippe writes China is the new Nazi Germany, that's why the Liberals love them. Surprise!! Here it comes people, China drawing the line in the sand. To think people in HK were worried about extradition......
China to propose national security laws for Hong Kong in response to last year’s protests, sources sayThe legislation, which could be introduced as a motion to China’s parliament, could be a turning point for its freest and most international city, potentially triggering a revision of its special status in Washington and likely to spark more unrest china using Covid_19 as an excuse to suppress dissent to their criminal rule China_is_terrorist ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied ChinaMustPay HK is no longer free from China's interference.