‘High-risk groups’ warned over HK law

CAUTION: Taiwanese should be alert, even if they have just liked or shared posts that would breach Beijing’s national security legislation for Hong Kong, the council said

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 12, 2020
By: Chung-Li-hua and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, right, flies alongside the flag of China, second right, outside the Exchange Square complex, which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in Hong Kong on May 29.
Photo: Bloomberg

Due to the newly implemented Hong Kong national security legislation, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has drawn up a list of what it described as “high-risk groups,” cautioning them not to travel to Hong Kong.

People who support independence for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang; those who are critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Hong Kong government and the “one country, two systems” concept; and those who donated to or voiced support for the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill movement are urged to refrain from visiting Hong Kong, the council said on its Web site.

It released two posts on the matter, one on Friday and the other yesterday.

The National Security Law was passed by the Chinese National People’s Congress last month and took effect on June 30, defining and prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.    [FULL  STORY]

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