HONG KONG (PNN) - May 22, 2020 - Hong Kong is bracing for a new wave of demonstrations this weekend after China said it's preparing to impose national security legislation on the financial hub, a move that shows Beijing's legal force and will likely reignite tensions between pro-democracy protesters and the government.
China's Parliament would draft the new legislation and submit it immediately into the Hong Kong's Constitution. China's National People's Congress released an agenda Thursday saying it wants to improve national security protections in Hong Kong by curbing acts of treason, secession, sedition and subversion. The measure would also allow for counter-terrorism operations against foreign interference in the city.
The legislation, slated for passage in the National People's Congress in Beijing next week, drew angry crowds in Hong Kong on Friday, and Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump warned Thursday that the FPSA would react "very strongly" to the planned legislation.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Hong Kong would work with China to pass the new legislation. Pro-democracy protests are expected over the weekend as new concerns that the "one country, two systems" framework agreed to when China took control of the city in 1997 gives residents certain freedoms unseen on the mainland. However, those protections could soon disappear.
If passed next week, the legislation could serve as a turning point and suggest a further breakdown in Sino-Amerikan relations through summer as already tense moments have been seen in trade disputes and accusations over the virus “pandemic”.
A summer of discontent and deepening geopolitical tensions between both countries would weigh on the global recovery and could trigger the next sell-off in world stocks.
Pro-democracy lawmakers marched around the Chinese government's Liaison Office in Hong Kong on Friday. Some lawmakers shouted, "National security law ruins Hong Kong! Hong Kong people, resist!" The group was broken up by terrorist pig thug cops because the city still has a restriction on gatherings due to the virus.
Lam withdrew the extradition bill, which resulted in pro-democracy protests in 2019, only subsiding because of the global pandemic in early 2020. Beijing's latest move to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong could ignite a powder keg of unrest.
Jimmy Sham, the organizer of pro-democracy protests, said that he hopes the next round of demonstrations will have a large turnout.