Jackie Chan and celebs support HK national security legislation

By Zhang Rui
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Jackie Chan, the world-famous actor and member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), speaks at a panel discussion of the annual session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee held in Beijing, May 24, 2020. [Photo/VCG]

Jackie Chan and 2,604 Hong Kong celebrities have co-signed a statement to support China's national security legislation for Hong Kong.

The signatories include veteran entertainers such as Chan, Alan Tam, Eric Tsang, Kara Wai, Warren Mok, Kenny Bee, Cally Kwong, Liza Wang and Bak-Ming Wong, as well as entertainment and cultural tycoons such as Albert Yeung, Charles Heung and Kenneth Fok, Beijing Daily reported.

The co-signed statement, issued on May 29, says that they fully understand the crucial importance of maintaining national security in Hong Kong and support the decision of the National People's Congress (NPC). They hope that the relevant law formulated by the Standing Committee of the NPC can eliminate existing loopholes in national security, while at the same time protecting the creative industry's normal development.

The statement urges the relevant government departments to fully communicate with all sectors of Hong Kong society to explain and relieve doubts, and it calls on all sectors of Hong Kong society to use this as an opportunity to enhance tolerance and understanding. Ultimately, they call for Hong Kong to return to the right track of civilization and the rule of law, and restart again.

Besides individual entertainers, 110 showbiz and cultural organizations also co-signed the statement, including the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association, the Association of Chinese Culture of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Dance Federation and the Hong Kong Culture Association.

China is set to make Hong Kong national security laws as a related decision was adopted at the national legislature on May 28. The decision was made to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, uphold and improve "one country, two systems," safeguard Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, and guarantee the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong residents.

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