'Liberate Hong Kong , revolution of our times' slogan is illegal, government says, pointing to crimes that are covered under the new national security law imposed by Beijing
The popular protest slogan 'Liberate Hong Kong , revolution of our times' connotes separatism or subversion, the city's government said, pointing to crimes that are covered under the new national security law imposed by Beijing.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The popular protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” connotes separatism or subversion, the city’s government said, pointing to crimes that are covered under the new national security law imposed by Beijing.FILE PHOTO: An anti-government protester holds a flag with Chinese calligraphy that reads"Liberate Hong Kong, the Revolution of Our Times", during a protest at Mong Kok in Hong Kong, China, May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo
The rallying cry appears on placards at rallies, is printed on clothes and accessories and scribbled on post-it notes on walls across the Chinese-ruled city.It was unclear whether independent courts would uphold the government’s view on the slogan, which further stokes fears the new legislation against secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, crushes free speech in Hong Kong.
“The slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times” nowadays connotes “Hong Kong independence”, or separating the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from the People’s Republic of China, altering the legal status of the HKSAR, or subverting the state power,” the government said in a statement late on Thursday.
The government has repeatedly said the security law won’t affect freedom of speech and other rights in the city.On Wednesday, the 23rd anniversary of the former British colony’s handover to Chinese rule, police arrested around 370 people during protests over the legislation, with 10 of those involving violations of the new law.
Critics of the law have slammed the lack of transparency around it ahead of its publication and the speed at which it was pushed through. Beijing unveiled details of the legislation late on Tuesday and the law came too effect on Wednesday.The new law punishes crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. It will also see mainland security agencies in Hong Kong for the first time and allows extradition to the mainland for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party.
China’s parliament adopted the security law in response to protests last year triggered by fears Beijing was stifling the city’s freedoms and threatening its judicial independence, guaranteed by a “one country, two systems” formula agreed when it returned to China.
Beijing denies the accusation.The law has triggered alarm among democracy activists and rights groups. Demosisto, a pro-democracy group led by Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, disbanded hours after the legislation was passed, while prominent group member Nathan Law said on Thursday he had left the global financial hub.
“The protests in Hong Kong have been a window for the world to recognise that China is getting more and more authoritarian,” Law told Reuters in an interview via internet video.Reporting By Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Michael Perry Read more: Reuters Top News »
Only a dictator is afraid of a slogan. CCPChina using all means to kill off Hong Kong. After 97', to keep the west happy/ maintain HKs international image, the education/legal system was kept British, giving free reign for the west to influence/manipulate HK for 20yrs. Heres the result. A generation of brainwashed kids whose only thoughts are 'west good,China bad'.
Good, with the promulgation of the National Security Laws 😂 , Hong Kong has been more peaceful and calm now. ice_babambar Being alive is a crime in the eyes of dictators. Liberate America from Trump, GOP, Evangelicals & Zionist Apartheid Israel & our Satanic military industrial machine? That makes more sense to me! Madness? Everywhere? Coming from DC?
Chinese dictatorship invading Hong-Kong Winnie-the-Pooh in charge for life, Putin taking control until 2036 is it just me or does anyone else think our governments are very quiet about this 🤔🤫 The CCP and the Triads are the same people. Please bring them to UK and let them liberate Scotland. We don’t want them.
And so it begins... That is a good news! We want a peaceful Hong Kong. You can declare words illegal, but you can never make them wrong. LiberateHongKong Seattle Protest Zone is legal? Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times. LiberateHongKong Coming soon to a country near you Here's the 1 hour version of CE Carrie Lam saying it.
Who is going step up for ppl Hong Kong. U all got them into this horror. Help them BorisJohnson thugs A slogan can crash the second-biggest economy. Not that big after all. So now revolutions are cool? Probably we get it wrong. The purpose of the law is mainly to block the funding🙊 有反清复明的赶脚了……😂 It’s sad they don’t get to choose how they want to be.
How TF can a slogan be illegal? Of course, it is called 'sedition' in some nice countries. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Freedom is illegal in HK LiberateHongKong RevolutionOfOurTimes Mentally still not liberated from colonization Please annex China now. FreeHongKong ''Liberate Hong Kong’ is a mistranslation. The Chinese words meant 'recover occupied territory HK'. It mostly used in situations where the land is taken by a foreign power.
They can ban a slogan. But idea is bulletproof. From one side we have AI, Drones and supertechnologies. From an other side seems we didn’t change too much from old Ages. Dangerous combination Bastards. Reuter is west propaganda machine . It's not a press agency Shooting black ppl is illegal too. But cops are still free.
Weak leaders seek control versus solving issues intelligently. Hardheaded buffoons. LiberateHongKong 光復香港時代革命 (Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times) is not just a slogan, it is our belief in making our home, HongKong great again. Fear is the ultimate tool of the government, but the only thing we got to fear is fear itself. Hongkongers will not surrender!
Call in all Chinese Ambassadors - Declare them 'Persona Non Gratis'! Blockade all Chinese Embassies! Freedom for Hong Kong Freedom for Taiwan Freedom for Tibet HongKong NationalSecurityLaw Crazy how protesotrs sign is illegal but this little incident was perfectly legal. Legal doesn't mean moral or right. Fuck the CCP
Even Reuter posting this photo could be illegal under Article 38 of the NationalSecurityLaw Call in all Chinese Ambassadors - Declare them 'Persona Non Gratis'! Blockade all Chinese Embassies! Freedom for Hong Kong Freedom for Taiwan Freedom for Tibet They are STILL CHINESE with VIRUS. Everything is illegal for China except communists propaganda.
No problem, is it possible to satisfy Americans only by copying American security laws? The United States is not the only standard for global security. The trash communist party should be illegal for raping the rights and freedoms of peoples. They place themselves in the position of a god...
After security law's passage, Hong Kong marks China rule HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong ’s leader strongly endorsed the new security law China's central government is imposing on the semi-autonomous territory in her speech marking Wednesday's anniversary of... Of course she does. Sad day for HK Sell out She's got the power to impose shit and the privilege to away with shit, of course she'll trumpet it loudly, for there's no way it'll affect her.
Sweeping national security law imposed as Hong Kong marks handover anniversary Hong Kong police say they have arrested a man for carrying an independence flag - the first such arrest under a national security law imposed by China's central government yesterday. The law may have massive ramifications for the city's political freedoms. 请继续，这次风浪一定要把所有的渣滓都翻起来，翻起来才能一次清理到位，要不然总在那沤着，迟早要生蛆腐烂。你们这些渣滓要加油闹，一个都跑不了，有的80了正好在里面养老，有的才20多岁，正好在里面过完最美好的青春，这点服务我们还是做得到的。 China is asshoe. GOOD JOB and Milestone Action!
Hong Kong police make first arrest under new security law HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have made their first arrest under a new national security law, arresting a protester for carrying a flag calling for Hong Kong independence at a protest... Fuck China BoycottChina China ChinaMustPay ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied well another puppet has emerged Bastards
China smothers Hong Kong in heavy security blanketA harsh new law will quash protests that have vexed the business community. The definition of subversion is ominously vague, while allowing for extradition and secret trials. It also applies to non-residents, further complicating risk management. The price of order is high. viriyabot petesweeneypro China does not share our values - democracy, freedom, and the rule of law ... We see this in HongKong, where the new security law undermines its autonomy. The world must stand with freedom loving people in HongKong or elsewhere in the world. BoycottChina
China tells foreign critics 'none of your business' on Hong Kong lawWestern governments and critics have warned the new law will curb the city's freedoms and undermine its 'One Country, Two Systems' governance scheme, which technically allows freedoms unseen on the mainland.
Highlights: China unveils details of national security law for Hong KongNew Hong Kong security laws came into effect on Wednesday that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, heralding a more authoritarian era for China's freest city. Perfect. Long overdue. Doomsday for traitors and spies. This is actually long overdue. Good for the country. Sucks US cant follow suit. China does not share our values - democracy, freedom, and the rule of law ... We see this in HongKong, where the new security law undermines its autonomy. The world must stand with the freedom loving people in hk or elsewhere in the world. BoycottChina