Security law ensures stability, security of Hong Kong, youth representative tells UN
The implementation of the National Security Law ensures the stability and security of Hong Kong, providing fertile ground for economic development, a youth representative from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) told the ongoing 52nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council .
Addressing the session, Alex Yeung Ching Loong, also a representative of the UN Association of China, dismissed rumors of several foreign companies leaving Hong Kong because of the law. “This is certainly not the case; the fact is, we are still flourishing, and we are still standing as the top five competitive economy in the world,” he said.
Hong Kong is a unique and dynamic city within the “One Country, Two Systems” framework, allowing the locals to enjoy a high degree of autonomy, he said, adding that while being a part of China, the region also acts as a bridge between the East and the West.
“We can benefit from China’s vast market while preserving our own identity, culture and legal system,” he noted.
He told the council that Hong Kong is renowned for its global perspective and vibrant civil society, where young people can pursue their dreams freely.
In the beginning of March, he said, the HKSAR government canceled the face mask mandate, which means that Hong Kong is completely back to normal. “We have confidence that Hong Kong will embrace a long-term and steady development,” he said.
“We strongly recommend you to come and see it yourself! We remain committed to collaborating with our global partners, to promoting youth development and creating a better future for all,” he added