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Michael Pompeo said (about Hong Kongers): “whether or not to certify Hong Kong as having ‘a high degree of autonomy’ from China is still pending,” “We’re watching closely what’s going on there” External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:06:00 PM CEST

Mr Wilson said: "Now we need other freedom-loving countries to do the same," External link

brisbanetimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:31:00 AM CEST

Rahul Sen said: "We have had instances where clients were considering establishing a presence in Hong Kong … but due to the pro-democracy protests in 2019, they decided to set up a presence in Singapore instead," External link

CBCFriday, May 22, 2020 4:27:00 PM CEST

Bill Bishop wrote: "The reaction in Hong Kong could be intense, and violent," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 2:38:00 PM CEST

Morgan Ortagus said: “Any effort to impose national-security legislation that does not reflect the will of the people of Hong Kong would be highly destabilizing, and would be met with strong condemnation from the United States and the international community,” External link

theargusFriday, May 22, 2020 3:42:00 AM CEST

Lee Cheuk yan said (about Xi Jinping): "Xi Jinping is burning Hong Kong," External link

ibtimesFriday, May 22, 2020 7:54:00 AM CEST

Stephen Innes said: "Riots in the street and plummeting real estate markets might be the least of Hong Kong's building wall of worry as this authoritarian national security plan will most certainly bring into question (the city's) status as a global banking centre," External link

malaymailFriday, May 22, 2020 12:32:00 PM CEST

Michael Pompeo said (about Hong Kongers): “proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 5:10:00 PM CEST

Dennis Kwok said: "It's the end of 'one country, two systems,'" External link

missoulianFriday, May 22, 2020 6:40:00 PM CEST

Benedict Rogers said: “The almost certain introduction of Article 23 at the NPC in Beijing tonight is a sign that Beijing is turning the screws on Hong Kong at an extremely alarming rate,” External link

tricitynewsFriday, May 22, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Orville Schell said: "as all the rest of the world is preoccupied," External link

cnbcFriday, May 22, 2020 4:58:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: "If it happens, we'll address that issue very strongly," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 2:38:00 PM CEST

Alice Wells said: “For anyone is under any illusions about that Chinese aggression was only rhetorical and I think they need to speak to India where India, on a weekly, monthly, but certainly a very regular basis, has to experience the pinpricks of a Chinese military,” “It is a reminder of what’s at stake in building a world order that and sustaining a world order that respects, sovereignty, territorial integrity, as well as respects the rules of international trade, that have allowed again so many hundreds of millions to be lifted out of poverty,” External link

expressindiaFriday, May 22, 2020 5:13:00 AM CEST

Benjamin Quinlan said: "If the law can be passed by promulgation, not by a local legislative body, it will put the Basic Law under the spotlight, [and] it will be a huge retraction of Hong Kong as an investment conduit," External link

4-tradersFriday, May 22, 2020 2:42:00 PM CEST

Dane Cheng said: "We hope the special package will encourage Hong Kong residents to consume more, which is expected to deliver a positive message to the world and build up visitors' confidence in Hong Kong tourism," External link

china.org.cnFriday, May 22, 2020 5:11:00 PM CEST

Li Keqiang told: "At present, the epidemic has not yet come to an end, while the tasks we face in promoting development are immense," External link

rapplerFriday, May 22, 2020 1:07:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of liberty. The United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, abide by its international obligations, and respect Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, democratic institutions and civil liberties, which are key to preserving its special status under US law,” External link

bbcFriday, May 22, 2020 5:26:00 PM CEST

Josep Borrell said: "The EU considers that democratic debate, consultation of key stakeholders, and respect for protected rights and freedoms in Hong Kong would represent the best way of proceeding with the adoption of national security legislation, as foreseen in Article 23 of the Basic Law, while also upholding Hong Kong's autonomy and the 'one country two systems' principle," External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM CEST

Mike Rogers said: “The CCP has always framed its relationship with the United States as a great power competition, and we can no longer deny this reality. With this strategic approach, the Trump Administration is setting out to reverse decades of complacency towards the CCP and to better secure American leadership on the world stage,” External link

expressindiaFriday, May 22, 2020 5:13:00 AM CEST

Wang Yang said: "tell the world about how China, as a responsible major country, has taken firm action and contributed to international cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic," External link

dailyadvertiserThursday, May 21, 2020 2:16:00 PM CEST

Michael Pompeo wrote: “a death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 5:10:00 PM CEST

Patrick Toomey said: “The communist regime in Beijing would like nothing more than to extinguish the autonomy of Hong Kong and the rights of its people,” External link

theepochtimesFriday, May 22, 2020 2:00:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump said: "I don't know what it is, because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we'll address that issue very strongly," External link

manilastandard-phFriday, May 22, 2020 12:23:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. The issue of implementing Hong Kong's national security law is purely China's domestic affair. No foreign country has the right to interfere," External link

globalsecuritySaturday, May 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM CEST

Tom Tugendhat said: "Hongkongers expressing their views and debating ideas is not subversion, it's what free people do," "It's ridiculous to call it anything else. Only a tyrant would call it anything else" External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:00:00 PM CEST

Eric Cheung said: “It is essentially declaring directly that ‘one country, two systems’ is null and a failure,” External link

reuters-inFriday, May 22, 2020 11:17:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen said: "We must take powerful measures to lawfully prevent, stop and punish them," External link

freemalaysiatodayFriday, May 22, 2020 9:24:00 AM CEST

Ray Walsh said: "The Chinese government is taking advantage of the pandemic and stepping up its attempts to enforce control over the region," External link

straitstimesSGFriday, May 22, 2020 4:20:00 AM CEST

CY Leung said: "To implement one country, two systems in Hong Kong, there must be laws to safeguard national security," External link

news18Friday, May 22, 2020 9:39:00 AM CEST

Joshua Wong said: "Beijing is attempting to silence Hongkongers' critical voices with force and fear," External link

manilastandard-phFriday, May 22, 2020 12:23:00 PM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: "Safeguarding national security serves the fundamental interests of all Chinese, our Hong Kong compatriots included," "The Hong Kong [Special Administrative Region] is an inseparable part of the People's Republic of China" External link

upiFriday, May 22, 2020 7:02:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian added: “National security is the bedrock for a country’s survival and development,” “No country will allow separatist activities and other activities endangering national security on its territory” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 5:10:00 PM CEST

Steve Tsang said (about Xi Jinping): “Xi Jinping clearly understands that he was weakened by Covid-19, which is more reason why he needs to reassert his authority,” “If he can demonstrate resolve and ability to move in Hong Kong it shows he has not really lost that much control … and therefore [his] enemies within the party better watch out” External link

guardianFriday, May 22, 2020 8:35:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "Beijing seeks cooperation and dialogue with Washington," "But if the United States attempted to force upon China, China would fight back" External link

kyodonewsFriday, May 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM CEST

Pat Toomey said: "The communist regime in Beijing would like nothing more than to extinguish the autonomy of Hong Kong and the rights of its people," External link

theepochtimesFriday, May 22, 2020 2:00:00 AM CEST

Ted Hui said: “The arms of tyranny have reached Hong Kong,” External link

sentinelsourceFriday, May 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM CEST

Lau Siu-kai added: "When the pros and cons are evaluated, the only uncertain thing left is how to implement the law," External link

globaltimesThursday, May 21, 2020 4:33:00 PM CEST

Maria Tam said (about Hong Kongers): “The Hong Kong opposition has always reaped the benefit of striking fear in the minds of the Hong Kong people and asking them not to trust China,” External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:06:00 PM CEST

Chris Patten said: “What we are seeing is a new Chinese dictatorship,” External link

guardianSaturday, May 23, 2020 11:24:00 AM CEST

Pat Toomey said: "Beijing's growing interference could have a chilling effect on other nations struggling for freedom in China's shadow," External link

timesofindiaFriday, May 22, 2020 5:13:00 AM CEST

Jean Pierre Cabestan tells (about Hong Kongers): “Beijing is worried that Hong Kong is becoming a base of subversion. That’s why they’re in a hurry to pass this legislation,” External link

timeFriday, May 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM CEST

Steve Tsang said: "A return of violent protests would be a further drag on the territory's creaking economy, prompting multinational companies to reconsider their presence and Washington to review its policy of granting Hong Kong more advantageous trade conditions than mainland China," External link

news18Friday, May 22, 2020 9:39:00 AM CEST

Paul Triolo said: ''It's ratcheting up the pressure,'' External link

koreatimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:00:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen said: "Article 23 has been demonized by a group of people with ulterior motives in Hong Kong since its defeat in 2003, and it is difficult to complete the legislative procedure given the current situation," External link

nikkei-enFriday, May 22, 2020 8:57:00 AM CEST

Stephen Innes said: “It is starting to look like a US-China summer of discontent in the making,” External link

dhakatribuneFriday, May 22, 2020 6:35:00 AM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: "We will continue to forge ahead on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and continue to score new and greater victories. No one can stop China from growing stronger," External link

globalsecuritySaturday, May 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM CEST

Ming Sing said (about Hong Kongers): "If Beijing passes the law ... how (far) will civil society resist repressive laws? How much impact will it unleash onto Hong Kong as an international financial centre?" External link

chiangraitimesFriday, May 22, 2020 12:25:00 AM CEST

Xi Jinping said (about Hong Kongers): "In the 20 years since Hong Kong was returned to the motherland, the success of 'one country, two systems' is recognized by the whole world," External link

deutschewelle-enSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:23:00 AM CEST

Isaac Stone Fish said: "Xi's top 10 priorities are all domestic," External link

newsnow-co-ukSaturday, May 23, 2020 2:46:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump told: “I don’t know what it is because nobody knows yet,” External link

sentinelsourceFriday, May 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM CEST

Van Hollen said (about Hong Kongers): “Last year, millions of people in Hong Kong took to the streets to demand democratic freedoms,” External link

timeFriday, May 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM CEST

Tian Feilong noted: "China's countermeasures include restricting US senators and administrative officials who are involved in sanctioning China from entering Hong Kong, Macao and the mainland. As for extreme anti-China politicians, China can start investigations against them and cut their ties with Chinese interest entities," External link

globaltimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:43:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "The decision to bypass Hong Kong's well-established legislative processes and ignore the will of the people of Hong Kong would be a death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised for Hong Kong," External link

thenews-pkSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:47:00 AM CEST

Pat Toomey said: "In many ways, Hong Kong is the canary in the coal mine for Asia," External link

nikkei-enThursday, May 21, 2020 11:08:00 PM CEST

Dennis Kwok said (about Hong Kongers): "if this move takes place, 'one country, two systems' will be officially erased. This is the end of Hong Kong" External link

news-yahooThursday, May 21, 2020 11:58:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong said: "National security matters are tackled in a highly professional scope, and ordinary police officers or government officials do not have specific means, for example, investigation measures," External link

business-standardSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:19:00 PM CEST

Hong Kongers said (about Hong Kongers): "Today, I think it's the saddest day in Hong Kong's history," External link

abc-auFriday, May 22, 2020 1:24:00 AM CEST

Dennis Kwok said: "This is the end of 'One Country Two Systems,' make no mistake about it," External link

cnbcFriday, May 22, 2020 4:58:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen said: "More than 20 years after Hong Kong's return, however, relevant laws are yet to materialise due to the sabotage and obstruction by those trying to sow trouble in Hong Kong and China at large, as well as external hostile forces," External link

newsnow-co-ukFriday, May 22, 2020 2:39:00 PM CEST

Kevin Hassett said: “And so, I would expect that they’re going to have serious capital flight problems,” “And Hong Kong, if they follow through this, will no longer be the financial center of Asia, and they themselves will bear very, very heavy costs” External link

eagletribuneFriday, May 22, 2020 6:43:00 PM CEST

Stephen K Bannon said: “I think this has absolutely got to be a line in the sand,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 2:38:00 PM CEST

Jimmy Sham said (about Hong Kongers): “This is the largest nuclear weapon the Chinese Communist Party has used in its mutual destruction of Hong Kong,” External link

deutschewelle-bgFriday, May 22, 2020 12:08:00 PM CEST

Patrick J Toomey said: “In many ways, Hong Kong is the canary in the coal mine for Asia,” External link

nytimesFriday, May 22, 2020 4:03:00 PM CEST

Joseph Cheng said: “All these gestures are to show: ‘We’re in control. We’re going to crack down. You guys have to respect the parameters set down by Beijing and that political struggle is futile,’” External link

HindustanTimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:48:00 AM CEST

Isaac Stone Fish said (about Mike Pompeo): "His constituency is the six other members of the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, the Chinese elite and the People's Liberation Army, more than Mike Pompeo," External link

newsnow-co-ukSaturday, May 23, 2020 2:46:00 AM CEST

Adam Austen said: “hundreds of thousands of Canadians living in Hong Kong, we have a vested interest in its stability and prosperity – the foundation of which are Hong Kong’s relative autonomy and basic freedoms,” External link

TorontoStarFriday, May 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM CEST

Josh Hawley said: "We must stand up to China's continued imperialism, and if the Beijing government goes through with this, then we need to be ready to respond strongly, including by reconsidering their trade status," External link

upiFriday, May 22, 2020 7:02:00 AM CEST

Stanley Ng said: "There is a pressing need to plug the loopholes," External link

peopledailyFriday, May 22, 2020 3:45:00 AM CEST

Morgan Ortagus said: "We urge Beijing to honor its commitments and obligations in the Sino-British Joint Declaration -- including that Hong Kong will 'enjoy a high degree of autonomy' and that people of Hong Kong will enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms," External link

msn-ukFriday, May 22, 2020 1:46:00 AM CEST

Josep Borrell said: “The European Union has a strong stake in the continued stability and prosperity of Hong Kong under the ‘One Country Two Systems’ principle,” External link

theglobeandmailSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:42:00 AM CEST

Kevin Hassett said: "We're absolutely not going to give China a pass," External link

newsweekFriday, May 22, 2020 6:27:00 PM CEST

Kevin Hassett added: "China's move in Hong Kong is going to be very, very bad for the Chinese economy and the Hong Kong economy," External link

japantimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM CEST

Mike French told: “It’s been extremely difficult for everyone on the team,” External link

montrealgazetteFriday, May 22, 2020 3:10:00 PM CEST

Maya Wang explained: "losing Hong Kong will also mean losing the powerful voice that provides a slight moral check on China" External link

newsweek-USAFriday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM CEST

Eric Lai said: “The firewall between Hong Kong and China’s draconian laws and institutions is being removed. The Chinese government wants to burn the people of Hong Kong,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 7:11:00 PM CEST

Zhao Lijian said: “no country in the world would tolerate separatist and other activities that undermine national security within its territory” External link

theglobeandmailSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:42:00 AM CEST

Robert O Brien said: "There are privileges that Hong Kong accrues because it's considered a free system. We'd have to look over whether those concessions could continue to be made," "If China moves forward and takes strong action under this new national security law ... America will respond, and I think other countries in the world will respond, including the United Kingdom and many other of our allies and friends" External link

portstephensexaminerFriday, May 22, 2020 6:42:00 PM CEST

Li Keqiang said: "We have not set a specific target for economic growth for the year, mainly because the global epidemic and economic and trade situation are very uncertain, and China’s development is facing some unpredictable factors," External link

nbcnewsFriday, May 22, 2020 3:36:00 PM CEST

Bonnie Glaser said (about Hong Kong Macau): “The Chinese have taken off the gloves in Hong Kong,” External link

HindustanTimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:48:00 AM CEST

Dennis Kwok said (about Hong Kong Macau): “They’ve got two guys who are totally not familiar with Hong Kong issues, and who have governed provinces in China in a heavy-handed way and think they can do the same in Hong Kong,” External link

HindustanTimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:48:00 AM CEST

Wilson Leung said: “The obvious worry is that in China, we have seen ‘national security’, as well as related concepts like ‘counter-terrorism’, being used as an excuse for all sorts of human rights abuses, including the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of dissidents, activists and human rights lawyers,” External link

news-yahoo-inFriday, May 22, 2020 6:44:00 AM CEST

Marco Rubio said: “Beijing’s exploitation of U.S. capital markets in furtherance of the Communist Party’s efforts to undermine U.S. national and economic security — including facilitating egregious human rights abuses and a range of military activities — demands a serious response, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to do just that,” External link

japantimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM CEST

Mr Peters said: "We have a strong interest in seeing confidence maintained in the ‘one country, two systems’ principle under which Hong Kong is assured of a high degree of autonomy" External link

voxySaturday, May 23, 2020 10:47:00 AM CEST

David Madden said: "The FTSE 100 is underperforming against its Continental counterparts as US-China tensions rise. Beijing are keen to tighten their grip on Hong Kong which is why the Chinese government are set to impose a national security law on the district. Last year there was protests and civil unrest in the territory as the Beijing administration were trying to put Hong Kong further under its influence. " External link

newsnow-co-ukFriday, May 22, 2020 6:43:00 PM CEST

Joshua Wong said: "In 10 years' time I will be on the same battlefield," "I just hope when people think of Hong Kong, it's not just all Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or dim sum. I hope in the near future, they will think of our country as a place where people fight for democracy" External link

newsweek-USAFriday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM CEST

Johnny Lau said (about Hong Kongers): “This is an expedient way to control Hong Kong,” External link

news-yahoo-inFriday, May 22, 2020 6:44:00 AM CEST

Nancy Pelosi said: "Attempting to circumvent the [Hong Kong] legislature shows a complete disrespect for the rule of law," External link

CBCFriday, May 22, 2020 4:27:00 PM CEST

Steve Tsang said: “In a situation where the countries that historically would speak up for Hong Kong are on their knees and are dependent on China for PPE, what better timing is there than that?” External link

guardianFriday, May 22, 2020 8:35:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "This plague has cost roughly 90,000 American lives, more than 36 million Americans have lost their jobs since March; globally 300,000 lives. Could be as much as $9 trillion, according to our estimates, cost imposition on the world of the Chinese Communist Party's failures," External link

reuters-inThursday, May 21, 2020 9:14:00 AM CEST

Johnny Patterson said: “A broad-brush interpretation of this law would signal the end of Hong Kong as we know it,” External link

timesfreepressFriday, May 22, 2020 6:02:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: “I deeply believe that the national law to be enacted by the Standing Committee of the NPC will seek to practically and effectively prevent and curb acts and activities that seriously undermine national security, as well as sanction those who undermine national security by advocating ‘Hong Kong independence’ and resorting to violence,” External link

yourlocalguardianFriday, May 22, 2020 12:09:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "for the simple act of asking for an independent inquiry into the origins of the virus," External link

news-yahooThursday, May 21, 2020 11:53:00 AM CEST

Winston Peters says: "We have a strong interest in seeing confidence maintained in the 'one country, two systems' principle under which Hong Kong is assured of a high degree of autonomy," External link

newshubSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:15:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "Actions like these make it more difficult to assess that Hong Kong remains highly autonomous from mainland China," "We're closely watching what is going on there" External link

news-yahooThursday, May 21, 2020 11:53:00 AM CEST

Ryan Hass said: “If Hong Kong loses preferential trade treatment, U.S. tariffs and export controls on China would apply to Hong Kong,” External link

nytimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:39:00 AM CEST

Lee Cheuk yan said: “It’s a complete disruption of the Hong Kong system of course, and when they impose a national security organisation in Hong Kong, set up by the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong,” External link

thestandard-hkFriday, May 22, 2020 7:38:00 AM CEST

Chris Patten said: “The government seem to be the mechanism through which the communist leadership in Beijing runs Hong Kong and makes its decisions. Carrie Lam will have to live with her conscience,” External link

taipeitimesThursday, May 21, 2020 6:36:00 PM CEST

Ryan Hass said: "for those in Taiwan counting on the U.S. to defend them, Xi wants this law to make them think twice," External link

newsnow-co-ukSaturday, May 23, 2020 2:46:00 AM CEST

Ryan Hass said: "There is little sympathy on the mainland for the Hong Kong protests," External link

newsnow-co-ukSaturday, May 23, 2020 2:46:00 AM CEST

Stanley Ng said: “The social unrest last year showed that the Hong Kong government was unable to handle passing [national security legislation] on its own,” External link

sentinelsourceFriday, May 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM CEST

Becky Liu said: “The market is taking this news negatively for Hong Kong given the likely return of violent protest activities, higher risk for the U.S. to remove certain preferential terms for Hong Kong, such as the special tariff status, and risk-off sentiment,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 3:29:00 AM CEST

Thomas Heberer wrote (about Hong Kongers): "China can and should learn from Hong Kong. It is a pupil, not a teacher," External link

deutschewelle-enSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:23:00 AM CEST

Agnes Chow said: “Next week, the main thing might be the national anthem law, but in the coming months, the main thing will be the national security law,” External link

abs-cbnnewsFriday, May 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM CEST

Tara Joseph said: “How tightly would legislation be drafted to avoid ambiguity for business?” External link

nytimesFriday, May 22, 2020 4:03:00 PM CEST

Benedict Rogers said: “International financial services would be imperilled for the world, but also for China itself if the Hong Kong system is overthrown,” External link

tricitynewsFriday, May 22, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Christopher Cheung added: "Legislation is necessary and the sooner the better" External link

news-yahooThursday, May 21, 2020 11:28:00 PM CEST

Emily Lau said: “It will make Hong Kong like mainland China,” External link

theglobeandmailThursday, May 21, 2020 6:01:00 PM CEST

Steve Tsang said: “We are going to see people going back in the streets in Hong Kong, both big demonstrations and smaller demonstrations – which will be met by police with full force – and violence re-erupting in Hong Kong,” “It’s going to be a very hot summer” External link

guardianFriday, May 22, 2020 8:35:00 PM CEST

Steve Tsang said (about Xi Jinping): “From Xi Jinping’s perspective, apparently the worst-case scenario is not that bad,” External link

guardianFriday, May 22, 2020 7:32:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of liberty,” External link

politicoFriday, May 22, 2020 5:44:00 PM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: “National security is the bedrock underpinning the stability of the country,” External link

news-yahoo-inFriday, May 22, 2020 6:44:00 AM CEST

Ronald Wan said (about Hong Kongers): "Investors, especially foreign funds, will be cautious about parking their money in the Hong Kong market," External link

themalaymailonlineFriday, May 22, 2020 9:02:00 AM CEST

Denver Riggleman said: “The Hong Kong national security law proposed by the Government of the People’s Republic of China is a gross violation of the rights of those who want freedom in Hong Kong,” “I am proud to sponsor this resolution and stand with the people of Hong Kong during their time of need” External link

foreignaffairs-nzFriday, May 22, 2020 10:10:00 PM CEST

Orville Schell told (about Xi Jinping): "If the National People's Congress passes legislation setting the terms of the game of Hong Kong, it is a very serious violation of the whole nation 'One Country, Two Systems' because in fact, it should be the Legislative Council of Hong Kong that does this but they refuse to do that and every time they try, they've been protests, so Xi Jinping is fed up and he moves in," External link

cnbcFriday, May 22, 2020 4:58:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "The United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, abide by its international obligations, and respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, democratic institutions and civil liberties, which are key to preserving its special status under US law," "Any decision impinging on Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms as guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law would inevitably impact our assessment of One Country, Two Systems and the status of the territory," External link

naharnet-enFriday, May 22, 2020 7:43:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “Leading Hong Kong activists like Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai were hauled into court. Actions like these make it more difficult to assess that Hong Kong remains highly autonomous from mainland China,” External link

timeThursday, May 21, 2020 11:54:00 AM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: "National security is the bedrock underpinning the stability of the country and serves the fundamental interests of all Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots," External link

peopledailyFriday, May 22, 2020 4:36:00 AM CEST

Tom Tugendhat said (about Hong Kong-related): “Unilateral changes could undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and bring into question the rule of law that has underpinned the territory’s prosperity,” External link

politicoFriday, May 22, 2020 12:10:00 AM CEST

Joshua Wong wrote: "This disputable legislation [will be] promulgated without any legislative scrutiny, just by the direct promulgation by #Beijing authority," External link

globalsecurityFriday, May 22, 2020 6:26:00 AM CEST

Lau Siu-kai said: “not necessarily a stopgap measure but a necessary means to plug some glaring loopholes in Hong Kong’s national security laws,” External link

firstpostFriday, May 22, 2020 4:18:00 AM CEST

Leung Chun ying said: "All jurisdictions in the world, including the ones in the West, have laws that protect national security," "So it's not surprising that as part of the efforts to fill the national security legal gap, we need to have a body," External link

straitstimesSGSaturday, May 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM CEST

Alvin Yeung told: "It is extraordinary to set up a national security agency directly for Hong Kong," External link

deutschewelle-bgFriday, May 22, 2020 2:19:00 PM CEST

Mitch McConnell said: "A further crackdown from Beijing will only intensify the Senate's interest in reexamining the U.S.-China relationship," External link

voanewsFriday, May 22, 2020 9:22:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: “This week pro-democracy legislators were man-handled while trying to stop a procedural irregularity by pro-Beijing legislators,” External link

timeThursday, May 21, 2020 11:54:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: "complete the legislation as soon as possible to discharge its responsibility of safeguarding national security," External link

economictimesFriday, May 22, 2020 1:12:00 PM CEST

Stephen Innes said: "Traders around the world are playing the waiting game to see details of the new Hong Kong law to gauge how severe the terms are," External link

themalaymailonlineFriday, May 22, 2020 9:02:00 AM CEST

Li Keqiang said: "We will encourage them to join us in opposing Taiwan independence and promoting China's reunification," "With these efforts, we can surely create a beautiful future for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation" External link

globalsecuritySaturday, May 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM CEST

Alex Huang said: "We are closely following and highly concerned about this development, which poses a further threat to freedom and democracy for the people of Hong Kong," External link

rfaSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:25:00 AM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: "necessary to improve and uphold the 'One Country, Two Systems' policy," External link

theonlinecitizenFriday, May 22, 2020 2:35:00 AM CEST

Leung Chun ying said: "I think the Western world should drop their prejudices when it comes to Hong Kong being part of the mainland of China. Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy, but Hong Kong definitely is not independent from China," "Hong Kong is part of China, and therefore, Hong Kong has an obligation to protect the national security of China" External link

straitstimesSGSaturday, May 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM CEST

Van Hollen said: “This bipartisan legislation will impose serious penalties on those working to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy,” External link

straitstimesSGFriday, May 22, 2020 6:36:00 AM CEST

Tanya Chan said: "Back in 2003, they shelved national security legislation under Article 23, at a time of huge public concern," "Now, they are forcing that legislation on Hong Kong with no public consultation whatsoever" External link

globalsecurityFriday, May 22, 2020 6:26:00 AM CEST

Willy Lam says: “It might be difficult for the pro-democracy politicians to arouse the passion of ordinary people to hit the streets in protest,” External link

newsnow-co-ukFriday, May 22, 2020 2:10:00 PM CEST

Andreas Fulda said: "The problem is that the CCP has already decided to transition to 'one party, one system' and the UK Foreign Office is in denial of reality" External link

expressSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:31:00 PM CEST

Robert Grieves said (about Hong Kongers): “Hong Kong today stands as a model of free trade, strong governance, free flow of information and efficiency,” External link

japantimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM CEST

Dennis Kwok told: "This is almost like a nuclear option, which once you use it, everyone will get hurt, and it will be very hard to build Hong Kong back up again," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 9:11:00 PM CEST

Jeffrey Halley added: "Equities will remain under pressure in Asia today as China flexes its muscles and casts a cloud across the region. Much will depend on the response of the United States" External link

markets-businessinsiderFriday, May 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM CEST

Mike Pompeo told: “Leading Hong Kong activists like Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai were hauled into court,” External link

sentinelsourceFriday, May 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM CEST

Joshua Rosenzweig said: "This attempt to bulldoze through repressive security regulations poses a quasi-existential threat to the rule of law in Hong Kong and is an ominous moment for human rights in the city," External link

rfaSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:25:00 AM CEST

Steve Tsang said: “For many in Hong Kong, the NPC enacting for Hong Kong will be tantamount to the effective end of the ‘one country, two systems’ model,” “I find it hard to believe this will not trigger either a massive peaceful and orderly demonstration or more vocal and aggressive protests or, indeed, most probably, a combination of both” External link

eagletribuneFriday, May 22, 2020 7:13:00 PM CEST

Andrew Leung said: “This is definitely not the end of ‘one country, two systems,’” External link

abs-cbnnewsFriday, May 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM CEST

Yuan Zheng said: “But I think Hong Kong’s stature is no longer that important and special – or to say it has declined – since the mainland’s reform and opening-up and the rise of free trade areas, like in Shanghai,” External link

globaltimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:43:00 PM CEST

Chris Patten said: “They shouldn’t lose heart. They shouldn’t lose their sense of dignity, and decency and moderation,” External link

news-yahooThursday, May 21, 2020 6:26:00 PM CEST

Chris Patten said (about Hong Kongers): “This will be hugely damaging to Hong Kong’s international reputation and to the prosperity of a great city,” External link

theonlinecitizenFriday, May 22, 2020 2:35:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen added: “have seriously challenged the bottom line of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle, harmed the rule of law, and threatened national sovereignty, security and development interests,” External link

lahtSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:32:00 AM CEST

Martin Liao said: “For 23 years, in the absence of proper national security legislation, I think the central government has been very tolerant,” External link

eagletribuneFriday, May 22, 2020 7:13:00 PM CEST

Wang Chen said (about Hong Kongers): "Efforts must be made at the state level to establish and improve the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for [Hong Kong] to safeguard national security, to change the long-term 'defenseless' status in the field of national security," External link

newsnow-co-ukFriday, May 22, 2020 2:39:00 PM CEST

Xi Jinping said: "Of course, during the implementation, we've met some new situations, new issues and new challenges. On these issues, they need to be regarded correctly and analyzed rationally... Issues are not scary. The key is to think of ways to solve these issues," External link

deutschewelle-enSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:23:00 AM CEST

Tanya Chan said: "It's the saddest day in Hong Kong's history," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 11:37:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "The media's focus on the current pandemic risks missing the bigger picture of the challenge that's presented by the Chinese Communist Party," External link

arkansasonlineFriday, May 22, 2020 10:20:00 AM CEST

Antony Dapiran said: “It is going to be very demoralizing. You sort of wonder what becomes their raison d’être,” External link

abs-cbnnewsFriday, May 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM CEST

Chris Patten said: “What we are seeing is a new Chinese dictatorship,” “The British government should make it clear that what we are seeing is a complete destruction of the Joint Declaration” External link

thestandard-hkSaturday, May 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM CEST

Alvin Yeung said: "They choose to bypass Hong Kong's legislative council. It is a breach of the 'one country, two systems' framework and undercuts the high degree of autonomy that's promised under the Basic Law," External link

deutschewelle-bgFriday, May 22, 2020 2:19:00 PM CEST

Leung Chun ying told (about Hong Kongers): "There is a possibility ... of the central people's government authorising Hong Kong law enforcement bodies, such as the police, to enforce the law," External link

straitstimesSGSaturday, May 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM CEST

Maria Tam said: "And you cannot investigate on your own," External link

digitaljournalSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:20:00 PM CEST

Maria Tam added: "I'm not worried about anybody being arrested by a police officer from the mainland and then taken back to China for investigation or punishment," "It is not, not, not going to happen" External link

digitaljournalSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:20:00 PM CEST

Agnes Chow said: “The Chinese government is trying to suppress the democratic movement, and also suppress our connection with the international community ‘in the name of national security,’” “Hong Kong is at a very dangerous stage right now with the abuse of power” External link

news-yahooSaturday, May 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM CEST

Natalie Bennett said: "This is effectively rule by decree and far from the assurances of autonomy the people of Hong Kong were given by both China and the UK with the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. We must also consider the timing of these announcements. The Hong Kong Police Force has recently used existing powers on social distancing to break up protests and has arrested pro-democracy activists. " External link

expressSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:33:00 PM CEST

Pat Toomey said: “In many ways, Hong Kong is the canary in the coal mine for Asia. Beijing’s growing interference could have a chilling effect on other nations struggling for freedom in China’s shadow. This bipartisan legislation will impose strict sanctions on those who undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy or contribute to the erosion of basic freedoms and rights enjoyed by the people of Hong Kong,” External link

asiatimesFriday, May 22, 2020 5:14:00 PM CEST

Willy Lam said: “Hong Kong is in a state of shock,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 7:11:00 PM CEST

Adrian Brown said (about Hong Kongers): "We saw pictures of the Great Hall of the People during Li's speech and I think that is a reminder of where the real power now rests in Hong Kong; not in Hong Kong's legislature but in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing," External link

aljazeera-enFriday, May 22, 2020 8:02:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo added: “Any decision impinging on Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms as guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law would inevitably impact our assessment of One Country, Two Systems and the status of the territory,” External link

straitstimesSGSaturday, May 23, 2020 5:07:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen said: "forceful measures must be taken to prevent, stop and punish such activities," External link

yenisafak-enFriday, May 22, 2020 12:48:00 PM CEST

Hiroyuki Ueno said: “It is likely that the worst is over in terms of economic activities so if you look at the momentum, economic fundamentals are getting better,” External link

asianageFriday, May 22, 2020 8:14:00 AM CEST

Chris Patten said: "We should stop being fooled that somehow at the end of the all the kowtowing there's this great pot of gold waiting for us. It’s always been an illusion," "We keep on kidding ourselves that unless we do everything that China wants we will somehow miss out on great trading opportunities. It's drivel" External link

thestandard-hkSaturday, May 23, 2020 11:16:00 AM CEST

Dennis Kwok stated: “A year from now, I could be in jail,” External link

forbesSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:51:00 AM CEST

Li Keqiang told: "We have made major strategic achievements in our response to COVID-19," External link

yahoo-auFriday, May 22, 2020 5:33:00 AM CEST

Yuan Zheng said: “The US keeps exerting pressure on China, hoping to make it bend, which will never work and may incur strong countermeasures,” External link

globaltimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:43:00 PM CEST

Eddie Chu said: “is being used by Beijing as a battlefield to provoke the U.S.,” External link

theglobeandmailSaturday, May 23, 2020 6:57:00 AM CEST

Kevin Hassett said: ''And so, I would expect that they're going to have serious capital flight problems,'' External link

koreatimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:00:00 AM CEST

Ryan Hass said: "not a done deal at all," "In fact, I don't think Xi himself thinks it's a done deal. If he did, he wouldn't take so much risk" External link

newsnow-co-ukSaturday, May 23, 2020 2:46:00 AM CEST

Carrie Lam said: “These are exactly the situations which the political and business sectors in Hong Kong and members of the public have been worrying about over the past year. The situations have prompted the public to have a deeper understanding of the importance of national security and urge the HKSAR Government to respond proactively” External link

foreignaffairs-nzFriday, May 22, 2020 12:53:00 PM CEST

Charles Mok said: “People are more frustrated now but more angry,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 7:11:00 PM CEST

Richard Haass wrote: "There is a growing list of disagreements (Hong Kong being but the most recent) but no strategic rationale for the relationship or plan to limit friction. Both countries stand to lose," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 9:11:00 PM CEST

Mr Trudeau told: “We are concerned about the situation in Hong Kong. We have 300,000 Canadians who live in Hong Kong,” External link

theglobeandmailFriday, May 22, 2020 7:41:00 PM CEST

Martin Lee said: "If Beijing can with impunity rip (up) an international agreement registered with the United Nations at will without being held accountable for it, Beijing would thereby be encouraged to break more international agreements with other countries," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 9:11:00 PM CEST

Wu Qiang said: “destroy, under the disguise of national security, the human-rights protections and protected freedoms that exist in Hong Kong,” External link

theglobeandmailSaturday, May 23, 2020 6:57:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen said: “The increasingly notable national security risks in the HKSAR have become a prominent problem,” External link

lahtSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:32:00 AM CEST

Chris Patten told (about Xi Jinping): "I think there has been a significant change in China, in Beijing, since Xi Jinping became president or dictator for life, complete with a personality cult which is extraordinary," External link

wsauSaturday, May 23, 2020 5:00:00 PM CEST

Kenneth Chan said (about Hong Kongers): “This spells the beginning of the end of Hong Kong under ‘one country, two systems’,” External link

news-yahoo-inFriday, May 22, 2020 6:44:00 AM CEST

Joseph Cheng said: “This is them saying, ‘I am calling the shots. I am setting the parameters. Resistance is futile,’” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 3:29:00 AM CEST

Tam Yiu chung said: "Safeguarding national security is a responsibility that rests with each of us," External link

xinhuanet_enSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:03:00 PM CEST

Dennis Kwok added: "This is the end of Hong Kong," External link

trustThursday, May 21, 2020 8:14:00 PM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: "exercising the power (of) the constitution to establish and improve at the state level a legal framework and an enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in Hong Kong," External link

cnbcFriday, May 22, 2020 4:58:00 AM CEST

Chris Cheung said: "I'm more worried about the China situation because the numbers cannot be trusted. It's not good to resume the borders right now," External link

rapplerThursday, May 21, 2020 4:24:00 PM CEST

Li Keqiang said: “We will establish sound legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security in the two special administrative regions, and see that the governments of the two regions fulfill their constitutional responsibilities,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 3:29:00 AM CEST

Evan Medeiros said: “Nationalist voices in the U.S. and China would have a party with this; 2020 is beginning to feel more and more like 1948 when the first crises of the Cold War broke out over Berlin,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 2:38:00 PM CEST

Leland Miller said (about Hong Kongers): “Beijing’s decision puts the U.S. government in a difficult position, because any policy response against Hong Kong will largely punish the wrong actors,” External link

japantimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM CEST

Tara Joseph added: "People may also ask whether Beijing's concern over foreign interference adds an element of risk to foreigners living here" External link

globalsecuritySaturday, May 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM CEST

Josh Hawley said: “This resolution condemns the Chinese Communist Party’s premeditated violation of these agreements,” External link

independent-UKFriday, May 22, 2020 1:58:00 PM CEST

Alvin Cheung said: "One de facto reality that has been recurring in Hong Kong for some time now is that all important decisions related to Hong Kong are made by Beijing," External link

deutschewelle-bgFriday, May 22, 2020 2:19:00 PM CEST

Tanya Chan said: “This is the official start of ‘one country, one system’,” External link

guardianFriday, May 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM CEST

Robert Grieves said (about Hong Kongers): "No one wins if the foundation for Hong Kong's role as a prime international business and financial center is eroded," External link

wsauSaturday, May 23, 2020 5:00:00 PM CEST

Justin Trudeau said: “We are concerned with the situation in Hong Kong. We have 300,000 Canadians who live in Hong Kong and that’s one of the reasons why we want to ensure that the one country, two systems approach continues for Hong Kong,” External link

google-top-storiesSaturday, May 23, 2020 2:09:00 AM CEST

Morgan Ortagus warned (about Hong Kongers): "any effort to impose national security legislation that does not reflect the will of the people of Hong Kong" External link

zbcFriday, May 22, 2020 10:27:00 AM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: “establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security,” External link

timesfreepressFriday, May 22, 2020 6:02:00 AM CEST

Jeffrey Halley said: "The fact that Beijing is prepared to push ahead with such a step knowing what the response will be, and what that could mean for Hong Kong - and for US relations with Taiwan - should be of deep concern to markets" External link

markets-businessinsiderFriday, May 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM CEST

Chris Patten said: “We should stop being fooled that somehow at the end of the all the kowtowing there’s this great pot of gold waiting for us. It’s always been an illusion,” External link

timesofindiaSaturday, May 23, 2020 10:28:00 AM CEST

Martin Lee said: “I think this is a battle of values and money. I hope people can be on the side of values,” External link

tricitynewsFriday, May 22, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Sophie Richardson told: "What's really been damaged today is the idea that you can walk out on the street to protest and say what you want with the expectation that will be tolerated by China," External link

newsweek-USAFriday, May 22, 2020 3:23:00 AM CEST

Li Keqiang said: "We'll establish sound legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security in the two Special Administrative Regions" External link

bbcFriday, May 22, 2020 5:26:00 PM CEST

Jean Pierre Cabestan says (about Hong Kongers): “I don’t think the U.S. has much leverage as far as Hong Kong is concerned,” External link

timeFriday, May 22, 2020 1:54:00 PM CEST

Avery Ng said: “Whatever we’ve been experiencing in the past six months – the deterioration of the rule of law, the encroachment of fundamental human rights as well as the breakdown of trust between the people and the government – whatever happened in the past six months was so rapid and the scale is so huge that we’ve never seen before since the handover,” External link

tricitynewsFriday, May 22, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Chris Patten said: “I don’t think you can kill or lock up or tear gas into submission the idea of freedom,” External link

news-yahooThursday, May 21, 2020 6:26:00 PM CEST

Allan Karlsson said: "Such an approach will likely cement Chinese control over each of these contested areas, but also solidify opposition to such rule in a manner that will then generate further instability, and, cast a dark shadow over all of China in the years to come," External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 2:38:00 PM CEST

Lee Cheuk yan said: "has torn apart the whole pretense of 'one country, two systems,'" External link

4-tradersFriday, May 22, 2020 2:42:00 PM CEST

Maya Wang said: “Given how Beijing conceptualises ‘national security’ as any act or speech that criticises the party, a law that protects national security is likely to mean an end to Hong Kong as we know it,” External link

guardianThursday, May 21, 2020 7:41:00 PM CEST

Wang Yang said: “We will continue to support the improvement of the implementation of the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and Basic Law,” External link

sentinelsourceFriday, May 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM CEST

Dennis Kwok said: "Make no mistake about it, the Central People's Government has completely breached its promise to the Hong Kong people," External link

radioaustralianews-frFriday, May 22, 2020 8:59:00 AM CEST

Mike Pompeo said: "The United States condemns the People's Republic of China (PRC) National People's Congress proposal to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong," External link

rfaSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:25:00 AM CEST

Wang Chen said: “The increasingly notable national security risks in HKSAR [Hong Kong Specially Administered Region] have become a prominent problem” External link

haberler-enFriday, May 22, 2020 4:53:00 PM CEST

Scott Perry said: “An attack on Hong Kong’s freedoms is an attack on democracy and independence across the world. The United States cannot tolerate a further erosion of Hong Kong’s rights, and we’ll continue to lead the international community in condemning China’s actions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nzFriday, May 22, 2020 8:06:00 PM CEST

Claudia Mo said: “It’s worrying, but I’m not surprised,” External link

macaudailytimesFriday, May 22, 2020 3:05:00 AM CEST

Avery Ng said: “The key message is, they have successfully equated CCP to the Chinese people and vice versa as well. And the problem is with the coronavirus pandemic and the rising xenophobia overseas people are also buying the rhetoric, especially on the right, that the Chinese people equals CCP. And that is exactly what the CCP wants. And so that’s something we see and even on the international level we need to tackle, to separate the regime, which doesn’t have any mandate at all, from the people. I understand it will be extremely hard,” External link

tricitynewsFriday, May 22, 2020 10:17:00 PM CEST

Leung Chun ying said: “Singapore has a Special Branch. We don’t. America has all kinds of law enforcement agencies that are tasked to deal with national security threats. We don’t. So it’s not surprising that as part of the efforts to fill the national security legal gap, we need to have a body,” External link

themalaymailonlineSaturday, May 23, 2020 6:16:00 PM CEST

Jack Keane said: “They clearly will sacrifice all of that for those ends. That’s the serious point here. This is a significant step if they enact this legislation because they’re absolutely moving directly on the people of Hong Kong,” External link

google-top-storiesSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:51:00 AM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: “The HKSAR is an inseparable part of the People’s Republic of China, and the NPC is the highest organ of state power,” External link

southfrontFriday, May 22, 2020 12:44:00 PM CEST

Zhang Yesui said: “Safeguarding national security serves the fundamental interests of all Chinese, our Hong Kong compatriots included,” External link

straitstimesSGFriday, May 22, 2020 4:20:00 AM CEST

Mr Wang said: “There must be vigorous measures under the law to prevent, halt and punish them,” External link

theglobeandmailSaturday, May 23, 2020 4:42:00 AM CEST

Jeffrey Halley added: “The very real threat now is the return of mass protests to the streets of Hong Kong, a downgrade in trade status with the US and potentially an exit of large companies... Overhanging this, are concerns that China and the United States are about to engage in a new round of trade wars” External link

malaymailFriday, May 22, 2020 12:32:00 PM CEST

Steven Okun said: “The U.S. will absolutely talk tough on China — and there will likely be skirmishes for the next six months — but Trump will think twice before taking any action against China, which dims the prospects for a V-shaped economic recovery,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 7:11:00 PM CEST

Wang Chen said: "engage in activities that endanger our country's national security," External link

freemalaysiatodayFriday, May 22, 2020 9:24:00 AM CEST

Natalie Bennett said: "The imposition of this law, which has large human rights implications on the people of Hong Kong without, scrutiny by Hongkongers is as large an affront to the supposed legal reality of 'one country, two systems' principle that we have yet seen" External link

expressSaturday, May 23, 2020 12:31:00 PM CEST

Hugo Brennan said (about Hong Kong Macau): “Beijing has clearly run out of patience with the Hong Kong government’s unsuccessful attempts to end the protest movement by enacting its own draconian security legislation,” External link

HindustanTimesSaturday, May 23, 2020 7:48:00 AM CEST

Evan Medeiros said: “This move by Beijing would rip away the remaining veneer of ‘one country, two systems.’ It would precipitate a crisis in U.S.-China relations,” External link

news-yahooFriday, May 22, 2020 2:38:00 PM CEST

Joseph Cheng asked: “The central government’s authorization [of the allocation of land] to Macau has greatly inspired us. If Macau can, why can’t Hong Kong?” External link

macaudailytimesFriday, May 22, 2020 3:05:00 AM CEST

Chan Yung said: "The opposition forces not only plotted to overthrow the HKSAR government, but also attempted to subvert the state power, the Communist Party of China leadership and the socialist system," External link

china.org.cnFriday, May 22, 2020 5:11:00 PM CEST

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