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Hong Kong will move on controversial security law, CY Leung says, as Beijing bars independence activists from LegCo

n this timeline of events at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is noted as previously hesitant to enact Article 23, a controversial part of Hong Kong’s Basic Law dealing with national security. He now says, “The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall enact [the law] on its own. We have not seen anyone advocating independence in the past, but now we see it. This indeed deserves our attention.”
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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