Spotlight: Why foreign expats in Hong Kong support national security law?

HONG KONG July 3 (Xinhua) - The Law of the People's Republic of China on the safeguarding of national security in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (SAR) entry effect on Tuesday has received a great reception by the vast majority of Hong Kong residents, including foreign expatriates

. "We want stability"

5:00 am Wednesday local time, Ilan, an Israeli, was expelled from his home in Kowloon to a gateway in the Hong Kong island West and began to clean cartels and violence Defender graffiti and 'Independence of Hong Kong', along with his friends

. its "cleaning operation" which was held on July 1, the 23 anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to the motherland was not the first such occupations. Ilan and his friends have carried out operations similar on many occasions since last November in protest at the violent incidents which was going through Hong Kong for months

. During prolonged social unrest, Ilan used to be stopped by protesters to driving their children to school and could not go to work when a crowd went to the load. Also often witness street installations are being damaged and paper shops

Ilan was particularly concerned about the impact on their children, who said they were afraid to go to school because of the human chain formed by people in black. He prepared a can of spray gray and used to cover graffiti Defender violence after leaving their children

. Having lived in Hong Kong for 18 years, Ilan said that Hong Kong is home and he hopes the new law will help restore the stability of Hong Kong and residents can regain their peaceful life. "We are against violence and we want stability,"

. Ilan believes that every country will spare no effort to safeguard national security and there is nothing to fear from

. "If you just pay attention to your own business, work , go out with friends, have a cup of drink, make money and buying the property, the law does not apply to you. what's bothering you? " Ilan said. "Whoever is really concerned about this law has a reason to worry that fit the crimes.".

for a better future

Dan of Australia has lived in Hong Kong for 22 years. He witnessed the progress of Hong Kong after its return and was saddened by social unrest over the past year

. "History tells us that instability and unrest in society are not good for anyone," Dan said, noting that disturbances damage the image of Hong Kong economy, undermined, residents fear made, and killed the diversity of Hong Kong

Dan said he supports the law on the protection of national security in Hong Kong, because not only will control the violence, but also create a database security and confidence that allows residents of Hong Kong to start building a better and healthier future together.

"We need a stable and peaceful environment in Hong Kong," he said Dan

Dan saw reviews and threats of sanctions as a foreign double moral. ". I can see the national security law as fundamentally important all nations without exception has an obligation to protect national security and its citizens in China is no different," he said Dan

Even if some impose countries sanctions against Hong Kong, Dan believes that investors and companies will continue to come to Hong Kong, which remains free, has enormous potential, and most importantly, serves as an important gateway to the Chinese market continental.

"One only has to look across the border from Hong Kong and Shenzhen and focus in the Bay Area, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao to see what has been achieved, "Dan said, adding that Hong Kong will have enormous opportunities in developing integration across the country


"The law should have been passed a long time ago becomes a matter very urgent," Ang elo Giuliano said, stressing that the law will protect Hong Kong from foreign interference, terrorist threats, and even

"color revolution". Swiss expatriate, 50, was looking for opportunities in the field of financial advice in Hong Kong three years ago. He was attracted by its stable environment and business opportunities but found herself unexpectedly drawn into the chaos of last year and faced real threats to their security

. She felt sad about the escalating violence in Hong Kong last year, which had been a civilized, happy and lively place

. Giuliano felt strongly that he had a responsibility to fight injustice and oppose violence. the barriers set up by protesters in the streets, attended to protest violence assemblies removed, and urged his friends to take action

. The law on the protection of national security in Hong Kong better protect "one country, two systems" in Hong Kong, rather than harm, as alleged by some foreign countries, Giuliano said

." they need to look the facts in the past 23 years, China has always respected his word implementation of 'one country, two systems'. And the new law is not very different from what is being done in . other countries there is no reason to be afraid, "he said

. because of the acts, their private, with information of his family, he was leaked online by rioters

despite the threats, staunched remained and he denounced those who say they are fighting for the so-called 'freedom'. "My biggest fear is not talking. I hope my son will know what I did one day. And that might be the best education I can give him." End

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