Liaison office of central gov't in HKSAR voices support for investigating violations of national security law on CUHK campus

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The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday expressed firm support for the HKSAR government and Hong Kong police in investigating and dealing with suspected violations of the national security law in Hong Kong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

A spokesperson of the liaison office said that some people, on the pretext that they were dissatisfied that the CUHK moved the graduation ceremony online in response to epidemic prevention needs, initiated a rally of nearly 100 people on campus without applying on Thursday, during which a few people defaced and damaged properties and were suspected of criminal damage. Some even shouted and displayed "Hong Kong independence" slogans.

In response, the university promptly called the police and issued two statements of condemnation. The education department of the HKSAR government and the police both pointed out that the relevant activities were suspected of violating the national security law in Hong Kong. The department for safeguarding national security of the Hong Kong Police Force has launched an investigation.

"We firmly support the related national security agencies in the HKSAR to take decisive measures to quickly investigate and deal with the case in accordance with the law," the spokesperson said.

For the more than 10,000 fresh graduates of the CUHK, the graduation ceremony is a solemn and sacred moment in their lives. However, the violent actions of the people involved in the disturbance not only violated the government's restriction on gathering, tarnished the beautiful campus, but also seriously desecrated the feelings of the vast majority of graduates and their relatives and friends. More seriously, those people openly incited antagonism and advocated "Hong Kong independence" and have been suspected of violating the national security law in Hong Kong. The spokesperson expressed strong condemnation.

University campus should be a place for cultivating talents and learning and should not be a place for illegal activities, the spokesperson stressed. After the promulgation and implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong, the year-long turmoil and threats to the safety of Hong Kong residents have been initially contained, and peace has just returned to campus.

At present, the general public are looking forward to concentrating on stabilizing the epidemic situation, recovering the economy and relieving the hardship of the people. At this time, it is extremely unpopular for a very small number of people to bewitch some students to make trouble for their own sinister political schemes, the spokesperson said. 

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