DPP responds to proposed Hong Kong security law

  • 22 May, 2020
  • Shirley Lin
Beijing proposes draft bill to impose tighter restrictions on Hong Kong. (Photo by AFP)

The Democratic Progressive Party says that a proposed Chinese national security law for Hong Kong represents a substantial transgression of human rights. China recently proposed a draft bill to impose tighter restrictions on the special administrative region. The Democratic Progressive Party says that the bill will only serve to further alienate the people of Hong Kong from China.

The party says that the Chinese government attempted to pass a similar bill in 2003, prompting 500,000 people to take to the streets of the city in protest. The party also noted the months of protest last year following the proposal of a bill that would have allowed extraditions from the territory to China.

The Democratic Progressive Party says that China has continued oppressing Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic. It says that the latest proposal in Beijing demonstrates a blatant disregard for Hong Kongers’ rights.

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