Implementation of NSL ensures city's stability and security: HK youth
The implementation of the National Security Law ensures the stability and security of Hong Kong, providing fertile ground for economic development, Alex Yeung Ching Loong, a youth representative from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), also a representative of the UN Association of China, told the ongoing 52nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Friday.
Addressing the session, Yeung 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 with "one country two systems" framework. This allows us to enjoy a high degree of autonomy. While being part of China, we also act 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