Jong-Ho-Tipota: Bobby Yip / Reuters
The Hong Kong government officially banned a political party advocating secession of the city from the people’s Republic of China. The corresponding order was signed by the Minister of security of Hong Kong John Lee.
Now the inhabitants of the metropolis is not allowed to be members of the National party, advocating for the independence of the city from mainland China. Those who will participate in the activities of the organization to act on its behalf or to collect money for its work, will face up to three years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $ 12, according to CNN.
“National party of Hong Kong has a clear goal — the establishment of an independent Republic of Hong Kong, said Lee. — Two years of its activities the party had planned and committed actions for its achievement”. The Minister also added that the members of organizations engaged in incitement to hatred of the Chinese migrants from the mainland, and advocated armed revolution for the sake of gaining Hong Kong independence.
The representative of the party Andy Chan reviews has yet been given. In August, he gave a speech at the Club of foreign journalists. “We were a colony of Britain and then became a colony of China, where our right to choose their own future?” he said. He also recalled the fate that befell other regions where there are separatist Tibet and Xinjiang.
In 2016 Chan not made before the local elections in the legislative Council. The police also repeatedly obstructed the convening of the National party of protest actions.
The office of the Special administrative region of Hong Kong is made on the principle of “one country, two systems”. After 1997, the city passed from Britain to China, in it for 50 years needs to remain a special administrative regime and legal system not controlled by Beijing.
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