Truth of Hong Kong’s national security law will prevail over fog of Western criticism
- Much of the criticism is not based on a careful reading of the law, and does not give credit to the professionalism of the Hong Kong law enforcement and judicial authorities who will be the ones to enforce the law and adjudicate on it
- The ‘one country, two systems’ framework will not collapse simply on the Western world’s say-so
Ronny Tong, SC, was chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001, and was first elected a member of the Legislative Council in 2004. He was re-elected to serve a third term in 2012, but resigned in September 2015. He is currently a member of the Executive Council and convenor of the Path of Democracy think tank. His three major areas of concern are constitutional development, fair competition and the alleviation of poverty.