CCP has just announced that they are going to exercise the right to enforce and adjudicate cases that fall under the national security law for Hong Kong. Deng Zhong-hua, the deputy head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, claimed that most of the related cases would be handled locally and save those of “extreme” circumstances. He said that this arrangement was “necessary” for bringing significant deterring effects to the city. But he defended that the power of final adjudication would not be compromised.
Would it not be imaginative of the CCP to expect that the world would believe their words? In the name of national security, the CCP now intends to open a new organisation that can directly arrest and extradite persons to the mainland, where legal justices are difficult to pursue and basic human rights have been violated for a long time. Such power is not subjected to the jurisdiction of the law court of Hong Kong. This is a violation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration which is regarded by Beijing as “binding”, too.
Acquiescence can be as evil as assistance. The CCP bandits wish to escape from their promises at their whim without facing any consequences. This regime is simply untrustworthy. The international community needs to ask themselves if they are to allow the CCP to treat the world like fools.