Macao member of CPPCC stresses importance of national security legislation

The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has been dedicated to maintaining national security within the "One Country, Two Systems," said Chui Sai Cheong, a political adviser from the Macao SAR.

He made the remarks when meeting the press and taking questions at the third Members' Corridor on Wednesday.

The Macao SAR passed the national security law in 2009 and set up a national security committee in accordance with the law in 2018.

"The Macao SAR government has been dedicated to strengthening the building of institutions, mechanisms, and legal system, further improving the principal framework for maintaining national security," he told reporters.

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Basic Law of the Macao SAR, and great achievements have been made within the successful practice of "One Country, Two Systems" with Macao's characteristics in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law of the Macao SAR, Chui added.

Chui is also the vice president of  Macao's Legislative Assembly and the elder brother of Chui Sai On, former chief executive of Macao SAR.

The Macao SAR government said that national security is the cornerstone for bringing peace and stability to China and plays a critical role in ensuring the country's long-term peace and stability, and maintaining long-term prosperity, development, and stability of both Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR.

(Cover: View of Macao Tower in south China's Macao. /VCG)