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反「送中例」遊行前夕 彭定康:修例損香港價值,更難向外稱香港有別內地城市

2019/4/27 — 18:48

彭定康

彭定康

在民陣明日舉行反修訂《逃犯條例》遊行前夕,關注香港的英國組織 Hong Kong Watch 發佈前香港總督彭定康的評論,指所謂彌補法律漏洞並非必須,自香港回歸以來的21年未曾達成的引渡協議,相信法治的社會是不會與不信法治的社會達成這樣的協議。現在的變化是對香港的價值觀,穩定性和安全性的攻擊。彭定康指出,當我們都應該努力維護香港作為世界上最偉大商業和金融中心之一的聲譽的時候,修訂逃犯條例會為企業帶來恐懼和不確定性,所以難怪有些商會公開表達了強烈觀點。

彭定康又指,修訂逃犯條例將威脅政治活動,也是直接攻擊一國兩制的原則和香港法治下的自治。

彭定康最後表示,修訂逃犯條例將更難向外解釋北京是可以信賴、香港與中國大陸城市不同。

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彭定康評論全文如下:

"The proposed amendments to the extradition laws are not essential to close a loophole. What has changed in the 21 years since the handover? Societies which believe in the rule of law do not reach agreements like this with those who do not. These changes are an assault on Hong Kong’s values, stability and security. They create fear and uncertainty for business at a time when we should all be working to safeguard Hong Kong’s reputation as one of the world’s greatest business and financial centres. No wonder some chambers of commerce have openly expressed the strong views that others feel privately. Any political activism is also put in danger. These measures are a direct attack on the principle of one country two systems and Hong Kong’s autonomy under the rule of law. They further make it difficult to explain to the outside world that Beijing can be trusted to keep its word and that Hong Kong is different from mainland Chinese cities and must be treated as such."

 

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