A demonstrator is arrested by police during a rally in Hong Kong on May 24 against a new national security law. Central government authorities have assured the people of the city that the new legislation will not effect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Photo: DPA A demonstrator is arrested by police during a rally in Hong Kong on May 24 against a new national security law. Central government authorities have assured the people of the city that the new legislation will not effect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Photo: DPA
A demonstrator is arrested by police during a rally in Hong Kong on May 24 against a new national security law. Central government authorities have assured the people of the city that the new legislation will not effect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Photo: DPA
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong must have faith that national security law will be clear and precise, to avoid misunderstandings

  • It is vital that the wording of the new law assures everyone it will apply to just a tiny minority of lawbreakers and terrorists
  • Hong Kong has squandered its chance to implement Article 23 itself and tried Beijing’s patience with calls for independence and self-determination

A demonstrator is arrested by police during a rally in Hong Kong on May 24 against a new national security law. Central government authorities have assured the people of the city that the new legislation will not effect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Photo: DPA A demonstrator is arrested by police during a rally in Hong Kong on May 24 against a new national security law. Central government authorities have assured the people of the city that the new legislation will not effect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Photo: DPA
A demonstrator is arrested by police during a rally in Hong Kong on May 24 against a new national security law. Central government authorities have assured the people of the city that the new legislation will not effect the rights of law-abiding citizens. Photo: DPA
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