Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (fourth left) poses with Zheng Yanxiong (fourth right), head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and others during a visit to the office on July 14, 2021. (PHOTO/ HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – The National Security Law has "turned chaos to order" and restored stability in Hong Kong society, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Wednesday.
Lam made the remark during a visit to the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force for a review of the effectiveness of the National Security Law’s implementation over the past year.
Lam, who chairs the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the HKSAR, expressed her gratitude to the CPG Office on National Security for effectively discharging its duties under the leadership of Zheng Yanxiong, including overseeing, guiding, coordinating and providing support to the HKSAR in its work in safeguarding national security.
"Over the past year, national security awareness has gradually increased in Hong Kong, to which the CPG Office on National Security has made significant contributions. I, on behalf of the HKSAR government, express gratitude to the Central Authorities and the CPG Office on National Security," Lam said.
Lam fully acknowledged the effective enforcement of the National Security Law by the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force over the past year, noting that they have been steadfastly taking up the responsibility of safeguarding national security.
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"Safeguarding national security is an honorable and vital duty. As the national security risks in the HKSAR have not been completely eradicated, all of us are required to continue to discharge our duty to safeguard national security with profound courage and full confidence,"Lam said.