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Trying to take full control of Hong Kong with the help of law

China-Hong Kong  dispute

Trying to take full control of Hong Kong with the help of law


Last month and also this month, when all the countries around the world are battling the coronavirus, not a single day has passed in Hong Kong when there have been no demonstrations against the Chinese government. In the past, many protesters have been arrested, there have been clashes with the police. The government sitting in Beijing has made new announcements to end Hong Kong's autonomy, and all things previously considered common to the public in Hong Kong have been banned. In fact, given earlier pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, China last week introduced a draft National Security Act related to Hong Kong in its parliament, which was passed on Thursday. This shocked the pro-democracy legalists, politicians and 74 million Hong Kong people. He did not think that China, which was going to completely take control of Hong Kong in 2047, would be able to overcome it just two decades ago.
Life has stopped in many countries due to the coronavirus, but there has been no change in China's policy of gradually occupying the local areas. China made a similar attempt to end Hong Kong's autonomy in 2003 but had to retreat due to the massive public uprising at that time. But now after the new law comes into force, along with stopping the pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong, the external powers will also be stopped there. Although Hong Kong is undoubtedly part of China, it still has its own laws, its own courts and police. Clearly, this move of China is in a way a dictatorship. This is similar to the complete abolition of the joint declaration under which this former British colony was returned to China in 1997 with 'one country, two systems'. The manifesto provides Hong Kong with independence like the West by 2047 and its own law system. Now China has taken control of this semi-autonomous region under the pretext of the National Security Act, even though it had so far promised Hong Kong to do no such thing.
Most people in Hong Kong are of Chinese ethnicity, but they generally do not want to be identified with China, especially the youth. Only 11 per cent of Hong Kongers call themselves Chinese, while 71 per cent do not feel proud to be Chinese citizens. This is why in Hong Kong, slogans of freedom continue to be raised every day. When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997, it had guaranteed the people autonomy and maintenance of their law and order at least until 2047, but in 2014 the 79-day 'Umbrella Movement' Later, the Chinese government took action against those who supported democracy. Hong Kong has its own law, as well as its own Legislative Assembly, but elects the Chief Executive Officer there, a 1,200-member Election Committee, consisting mostly of pro-China members. Not only this, but all 70 members of the legislative body also are not directly elected by Hong Kong voters. Nominated seats are occupied by pro-Beijing lawmakers.
Obviously, after the latest move by China, there is no more opposition in Hong Kong. Considering the events of the past year, it is also feared that the police will take more drastic steps now. Beijing is not at all concerned about how other countries react to its actions. However, voices have begun to rise worldwide to protest against this new law.
Legal observers and human rights advocates believe that this law will be most abused against the freedom of speech of human rights activists. Such outspoken people will be arrested and jailed. Nevertheless, it is believed that the protesters will oppose this much more because they are more organized than last year.

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