Carrie Lam to visit Beijing on Wednesday to discuss Hong Kong national security legislation
Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam is scheduled to visit Beijing on Wednesday to discuss national security legislation for the HKSAR.
Lam will share her views on national security legislation with central government officials and return to Hong Kong on Thursday morning, a statement issued by the HKSAR government on Tuesday said.
On Friday, Lam called on residents in a letter to firmly support the national legislature in adopting the decision on national security legislation for Hong Kong.
Lam said she believes the national security legislation will solidify the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, under which Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy.
The draft decision on national security legislation for Hong Kong was submitted to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, for deliberation on May 22 and approved on May 28 as deputies to the 13th NPC voted overwhelmingly for it.
The decision will also allow the central government's national security organs to set up agencies in Hong Kong when needed.
(Cover: Carrie Lam visits a street stand and signs a petition in support of national security legislation for Hong Kong, Hong Kong, south China, May 28, 2020. /Xinhua)