Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam signs a petition in support of the national security legislation as she visits a street stand in Hong Kong, south China, May 28, 2020. (Xinhua)
Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Friday called on residents to firmly support the national legislature in adopting the decision to make national security laws for Hong Kong.
Lam said in a letter to residents that the national security legislation will solidify the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, under which Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy.
Lam added that Hong Kong had witnessed rampant activities of "Hong Kong independence" organizations and violent radicals as well as blatant interference by external forces. The decision aims to prevent, stop and punish acts and activities endangering national security and to help the city to restore peace and safety.