Carrie Lam, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), addresses the opening ceremony of a legal forum on the national security law in Hong Kong, south China, May 28, 2022. (Xinhua)
HONG KONG, May 28 (Xinhua) -- A legal forum on the national security law in Hong Kong was held on Saturday in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), with attendees sharing their insights on strengthening the SAR's capabilities in safeguarding national security.
Saturday marked the second anniversary of the decision of the National People's Congress on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the HKSAR to safeguard national security.
Carrie Lam, chief executive of the HKSAR, said in her speech that with the successful implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong, illegal and criminal activities that endanger national security have been effectively punished, and Hong Kong has achieved the transition from chaos to order.
Wang Linggui, deputy director of the State Council Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, said that implementation of the national security law in Hong Kong put an end to the chaotic situation and brought the local order back to normal.
Hong Kong's rule of law index continues to rank among the highest in the world, and investors' confidence in Hong Kong continues to grow, Wang noted.
Luo Yonggang, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, said in his speech that the national security law in Hong Kong has served as the guarantee for good governance in the HKSAR.
Under the theme of "Thrive with Security" and organized by the Department of Justice of the HKSAR government, the forum was attended by more than 2,000 delegates from about 20 countries and regions online and onsite to discuss legal issues related to the national security law in Hong Kong. ■