Public consultation on Hong Kong's National Security Law
South China Morning Post
31 Jan 2024
Government advisor Barrister Ronny Tong Ka-wah has urged for greater clarity in Hong Kong's domestic national security law to alleviate concerns among investors about the city's status as a financial hub. Western countries have expressed worries about the erosion of freedoms in Hong Kong due to the national security law. The President of the German Chamber of Commerce, Johannes Hack, noted concerns among European business stakeholders and the potential impact on Hong Kong's international financial reputation. A recent survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong highlighted business concerns, and Tong clarified that journalism work would not be hindered under the law. The consultation on legislation targeting various national security offences is ongoing in Hong Kong.