Opposition lawmakers raise protest slogans as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives at the Legislative Council on October 16 to present her annual policy address, which eventually had to be delivered via video. Photo: ReutersOpposition lawmakers raise protest slogans as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives at the Legislative Council on October 16 to present her annual policy address, which eventually had to be delivered via video. Photo: Reuters
Opposition lawmakers raise protest slogans as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives at the Legislative Council on October 16 to present her annual policy address, which eventually had to be delivered via video. Photo: Reuters

Letters | Why Hong Kong can’t have democracy without security law under Article 23

  • The absence of an anti-sedition law is the main reason Beijing has been reluctant to allow Hong Kong to freely elect its chief executive
  • Both Hong Kong and the mainland authorities should trust the city’s legal system to prevent abuses under Article 23 as well as any subversive activities

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Opposition lawmakers raise protest slogans as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives at the Legislative Council on October 16 to present her annual policy address, which eventually had to be delivered via video. Photo: ReutersOpposition lawmakers raise protest slogans as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives at the Legislative Council on October 16 to present her annual policy address, which eventually had to be delivered via video. Photo: Reuters
Opposition lawmakers raise protest slogans as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives at the Legislative Council on October 16 to present her annual policy address, which eventually had to be delivered via video. Photo: Reuters
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