Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor holds a press conference at Central Government Offices in Hong Kong on June 9, 2020. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG - The enactment of legislation for safeguarding national security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by the central authorities at the state level is to plug the loophole in the legal system and enforcement mechanisms of the HKSAR so as to restore stability to the society as soon as possible, HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Thursday.
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Lam said on social media that Hong Kong's COVID-19 epidemic situation has stabilized and she hoped that people will cherish even more the hard-earned epidemic situation which has allowed Hong Kong to revive its economy and improve local employment.
"In the same way, Hong Kong cannot stand chaos. Activities such as vandalism, advocating 'Hong Kong independence', illegal possession of explosives and firearms, etc have clearly threatened national security," she added.
Lam stressed that it is the constitutional responsibility of the HKSAR to safeguard national security, and also the common obligation of nationals of the entire country, including Hong Kong people.
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