HK embraces National Security Education Day

Hong Kong: HK will embrace the National Security Education Day on Thursday for the first time with a number of activities to promote public awareness about national security as the city, once hit by black-clad protests and riots, is stepping up efforts to fix the local governance loopholes while enhancing education of the young generation to eradicate radical ideas brought by misunderstanding about the country.
The National Security Education Day, the first since the highly anticipated national security law for Hong Kong took effect last June, comes as the city is accelerating local law amendments in meeting the essential requirements of electoral reform.
Both the national security law for Hong Kong and the ongoing electoral reform play a fundamental role of sweeping out secessionist and subversive forces, saving the city from the cliff of “color revolution” – a major risk the Chinese government has vowed to fend off for the country’s overall security.
An opening ceremony for unveiling the first National Security Education Day is scheduled to be held on Thursday morning at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center with the participation of local officials and officials from the central authorities.
Also, the five disciplined services in Hong Kong will hold open-day activities to help local residents increase their awareness of safeguarding national security and improve public understanding about their work.
Some posts circulating on social media showed that stickers and bookmarks depicting the idea of “upholding national security” have been distributed to the public, and local schools are also expected to hold various activities such as flag-raising and national anthem ceremonies in underscoring this subject.
Prior to the national security law for Hong Kong, Hong Kong society lacked an institutional bottom line to guard against national security threats, leading some people to endanger Hong Kong’s security through various activities, Li Xiaobing, an expert on Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan affairs at Nankai University in Tianjin, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
– The Daily Mail-Global Times News exchange item