Translated by: – Yacob
On October 7th, the CIA announced that it would establish two Mission Centers to address strategic competition and challenges from the Chinese Communist Party, one of which will be called the China Mission Center. CIA Director William Burns said the US is facing a crucial geopolitical threat from the Chinese Communist government. The “China Mission Center will further strengthen our collective work on the most critical geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government.”
In response to the CIA’s unconcealed move, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security, Anthony Tang, said the sentencing for espionage under Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law should be “enforced” in local legislation. The current National Security Law already covers treason, sedition, theft of national secrets, prohibition of foreign political organizations or groups from operating in Hong Kong, and prevention of local political organizations or groups from establishing connections with foreign countries. However, the government found the law inadequate to deal with the so-called “endangerment of national security” that occurred in the past two years, especially in dealing with “spies” from abroad. That is why Tam Yiu-Chung, a Hong Kong deputy of the Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has spared no effort in urging the current government to complete and impose Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law ASAP. Article 23 will authorize Hong Kong’s local police and national security agencies a greater power to deal with espionage and subversive activities from overseas and is the source of the “Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement” in Hong Kong.
Proofread by: Wenfei
Edited by: Wenfei
Posted by: Wenfei