As China’s national security law came into effect July 1, 2020, thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protests. The law strips away the rights, freedoms, and autonomy which were supposed to be protected in Hong Kong until 2047. MLI communications officer Ai-Men Lau joined John Northcott of CBC news to discuss what the national security law means for Hong Kong and the future of Hong Kong.
“The CCP regime has no appetite for democracy, they want to exert their full control over Hong Kong,” explains Lau. “We’re seeing the decimation of one country, two systems as we know it.”
Lau goes on to discuss what the national security law means for Hong Kong, whether China has the authority under international law to impose such a law, and the troubling implications of Article 38 in the national security law.