Hong Kong leader says security laws will not affect Hong Kong's rights and freedoms

WION Web Team New Delhi May 26, 2020, 09.24 AM(IST)

File photo: Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Lam's comments came after Beijing unveiled plans last week for national security legislation for Hong Kong that aim to tackle secession, subversion and terrorist activities and could see Chinese intelligence agencies set up bases in the city.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said proposed national security laws would not trample on the city's rights and freedoms, amid widespread concerns.

A raft of local and Beijing officials also tried to provide reassurance that the law will not curtail the rights of the city's residents.

Lam's comments came after Beijing unveiled plans last week for national security legislation for Hong Kong that aim to tackle secession, subversion and terrorist activities and could see Chinese intelligence agencies set up bases in the city.

Lam said those concerned need to wait for the details of the proposed legislation.