The law on the protection of national security in Hong Kong aims to protect the sovereignty of China
The adoption of the Law on the protection of national security in the Hong Kong SAR aims to protect national sovereignty and the security of the country, ensuring the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong. This was stated by the Deputy Director of the Chinese research Institute for the study of Hong Kong Chinese Academy of social Sciences Huang Ping during an interview with "Russia-China: main".
Huang Ping noted that the publication and implementation of the Law on the protection of national security in the Hong Kong SAR, the establishment of bodies such as the Committee for the protection of national security of the Hong Kong SAR and the Office of national security in Hong Kong, provided the special administrative region as the legal basis for addressing national security issues, and relevant legal mechanisms and institutions for effective provision of socio-economic development, prosperity and stabilisation of Hong Kong. In addition, this law will fill the gaps in the legislation of Hong Kong. He, together with the Basic law of Hong Kong and the PRC Constitution is the strong guarantee to restore the social order of Hong Kong and rights of the local population for freedom and democracy in accordance with the law.
Huang Ping also said that using the Law on the protection of national security in the Hong Kong SAR as a pretext, the US has imposed on China's new sanctions, unilaterally abolished the special tariff regime for Hong Kong. These actions will harm not only the different parties but also the States themselves. With regard to Western public opinion and publications in the Western media about the fact that this law will hurt the status of Hong Kong as an international financial centre, Huang Ping said: "the status of Hong Kong as an international financial centre due to historical factors, and not because any country is deigned him assign such status. Moreover, no country will be able to change this status through sanctions".
Huang Ping said that at present, the most powerful countermeasure of China against the United States is that as soon as possible to implement the norms contained in the Law on the protection of national security in the Hong Kong SAR. With indisputable facts and concrete actions China can give the US and other Western countries in an effective fight back, to defend their interests and protect national security.