China’s Imperatives for National Security Legislation
China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law?, Cora Chan and Fiona De Londras (eds) (Hart, 2020)
19 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2019 Last revised: 4 Dec 2019
Date Written: September 12, 2019
China’s Party-State has given priority to stability and security and increasingly sees Hong Kong’s democratic aspiration as a threat to China’s national security. In response, Hong Kong has engaged in a mega constitutional dialogue with its authoritarian sovereign. The court has disqualified members of LegCo for their secessionist speeches, and severely punished those who have resorted to violence. The court has treated non-violent civil disobedience with leniency and tolerance, holding the line against the authoritarian intrusion from Beijing as long as the protest is conducted in a peaceful manner.
Keywords: National Security, Rights, Subversion, Basic Law, Cicil Disobedience, DQ, Occupy Central Movement
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