Machinations in opposition to HK’s safety regulation show to be futile | Opinion
Anti-China Washington politicians on Monday launched one other try and foil the brand new Nationwide Safety Regulation promulgated within the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area on June 30 by imposing “sanctions” on one other 4 mainland and Hong Kong officers who’re being tasked to implement or supervise the implementation of the regulation.
Most international locations or jurisdictions, if not all, on the earth have put in their very own legal guidelines to safeguard nationwide safety as a result of it’s not solely a universally acknowledged proper sanctioned by worldwide regulation and covenants but in addition a constitutional obligation for all governments. For instance, america itself has dozens of such legal guidelines on the disposal of its authorities.
However these Washington politicians have picked solely on Hong Kong, a particular administrative area of China. “Hypocrisy” and “double requirements” are the one phrases a fair-minded particular person can give you, other than being shocked by such blatant interference in China’s inner affairs in gross violation of the precept of non-interference established within the United Nations Constitution.
Phrases comparable to “freedom”, “democracy” and “human rights” have been cited. However the machinations in opposition to Hong Kong’s safety regulation are clear. It requires no subtle means of deduction for any pondering particular person to grasp how these politicians are full of such a deep animosity towards Hong Kong’s safety regulation.
The regulation has been vilified and desperately focused as a result of by criminalizing acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with exterior forces with penalties of as much as life in jail, it has successfully deterred a lot of the brokers, proxies and foot troopers who had been within the service of or in collusion with these anti-China politicians from persevering with with their acts of subversion within the HKSAR, the one place in China that had beforehand not been protected by any safety regulation and thus had been used as a bridgehead to subvert China. That is evidenced by the truth that only some political zealots have continued to hold on their traitorous acts and been arrested for crimes coated by the Nationwide Safety Regulation since its promulgation.
Intimidation — together with “sanctions” in opposition to Hong Kong and its officers — has proved to be a failure. Deputy Police Commissioner Edwina Lau Chi-wai stated on Tuesday that the US authorities’s try to make use of “so-called sanctions” to strike a blow to the power’s work on nationwide safety can be futile. Senior Superintendent Steve Li Kwai-wah, one other of the newest officers to be sanctioned, stated on the identical day that sustaining nationwide safety is the pure duty of cops anyplace, and that he’s decided to implement the regulation and is unshaken by the “sanctions”. How might anti-China politicians shake China’s resolve and dedication to safeguarding nationwide safety, thought-about a part of its core nationwide pursuits, after they couldn’t even make its abnormal officers falter?