The Chairmen of the Councils of the UGC Funded Universities issue the following statement
1 Jul 2020
The Chairmen of the Councils of the UGC Funded Universities issue the following statement regarding The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the National Security Law):
Many countries around the world have put in place legislation to safeguard their own national security. We support the promulgation and implementation of the National Security Law, which applies to The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of The People's Republic of China. In addition to protecting our national security, the new law will help safeguard Hong Kong's prosperity and stability as well as our "One Country, Two Systems", with a view to putting an end to the year-long social instability which Hong Kong has suffered.
We appeal to all stakeholders of the university communities to remain steadfast in their respective roles and to make continuous contributions to the community and our future generations by leveraging our traditional strengths in academic freedom, cultural diversity and broad international perspectives.
Mr Lester Huang, Chairman of the Council of City University of Hong Kong
Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council of Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University
Dr Norman Leung Nai-pang, Chairman of the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang, Chairman of the Council of The Education University of Hong Kong
Dr Lam Tai-fai, Chairman of the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr Andrew Liao, Chairman of the Council of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Arthur Li, Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong
(Listed in alphabetical order of university titles)