‘We Will Never Stop’: Hong Kong Activist Vows To Keep Fighting Amid New Security Law | NBC News NOW

published on July 9, 2020

One week into the new national securitylaw in Hong Kong and people say a chillis settling in across the city it's aplace where certain slogans are nowconsidered a crime and expressing ideasabout politics can be dangerous and sothe crowds of protesters that had taken

To Hong Kong streets for much of thepast year have now largely gone silentcautiously choosing to trade chants anddefiance for blank pieces of paper toavoid arrest and maybe keep up the fightlike Joshua Wong within minutes of the

New law taking effect he disbanded thepro-democracy group he co-foundedfiguring he's a target already arrestedeight times and not so keen to go backto jail but that doesn't mean he plansto stay quiet but how do you go about

Protesting without violating this newlaw which is hard for us to define andunderstand was the redline and is easyfor Beijing to arrest anyone in HongKong it's the sense means that we needto give up and not have protests we will

Never stop until Hong Kong again theSecurity Law targets secessionsubversion terrorism and collusion withforeign forces and it's seen by legalexperts around the world as being bothwide-reaching and restrictive violations

Could mean being put on trial inmainland China with penalties thatinclude life imprisonment there areworries that freedom of speech is nowunder threat these slogans will alwaysbe in my heart says this man and those

Words will always stay on white paperbooks by pro-democracy figures includingJoshua Wong are now being pulled frompublic libraries in Hong Kong for reviewthey just aren't available and it's alsoan excuse to use the national security

Law to silencing the voice of Hong Kongpeople and also restrict our access toany materials related to public affairsso I would say that Hong Kong now almosthave no difference with China you see alot of the rights and freedoms that

To find Hong Kong since the 1997handover from Britain are not enjoyed onthe mainland with this new law onlinediscussions social media accountsdebates flags even pamphlets are nowsubject to censorship and digital

Surveillance and it's not just forpeople in Hong Kong article 38 of thelaw says that it applies to effectivelyanyone anywhere in the world somecountries are issuing travel advisorieswarning citizens that they could now

Face arbitrary detention by authoritiesin Hong Kong and that's why there's astandoff brewing with American big tankalready Facebook Google zoom and Twitterhave said they are temporarily notcomplying with requests for user data

From Hong Kong authorities until theycan assess the new law tik-tok went evenfurther even though it has Chineseownership the company says it's pullingout of Hong Kong because of how the newlaw could impact user privacy it's also

Trying to appease Washington at a timewhen popular Chinese apps are not sopopular with US officials would yourecommend that people download that upon their phones tonight tomorrow anytimecurrently only if you want your private

Information in the hands of the ChineseCommunist Party how important is it forbig US tech firms like that to takethese positions it's important forsocial media company and also any techcompany no matter Facebook Google and

Whatsappstand firm on the principle of free flowof information and we feels the HongKong police or the secret agent fromBeijing to assess any information toHong Kong people with the threat of the

Cartman on the first day of the new law10 people were arrested and charged withbreaking it the first to appear in courta 23 year old mandrove his bike into police whilecarrying a flag with a slogan that's now

Banned China's government andauthorities in Hong Kong say the lawtargets only a handful of people thatthe majority of the city seven millionpeople aren't affected simplify thesocial order will be more stable set a

Spokesperson in Beijing adding thatbusiness will improve and they'll beharmony but in a sign that life in HongKong is fundamentally changing Beijing'snew national security office wasinaugurated today for the first time

Security agents from China will operateopenly and have the power to investigateto arrest and potentially extradite HongKong people to the mainland for trialand a system where the conviction rateis nearly a hundred percent the

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