Expats in Hong Kong are now deeply insecure due to the new Chinese ruling.
Hong Kong citizens and expats as well as the world were stunned when China announced its new national security law to be imposed on the island. Fears its introduction would finally kill off the unique freedoms enjoyed as a result of the handing over of Hong Kong to China after the British left are now stalking the city and its huge expat professional community.
Basically, China’ submission is at present a draft resolution sent to its rubber-stamp parliament for discussion and certain approval this week. Subsequently, the rules will be expanded and provide the roots of an actual draft law. What’s seen by China as secession, terrorism, subversion or action by foreign forces will all be outlawed, with residents and expats now fearing China’s possible setting up of institutions responsible for security, including a law enforcement agency.