On 24 June, the FCC wrote an open letter to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the Hon Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, urgently seeking clarification of the potential impact of the pending national security law on the city’s media including foreign correspondents and the broader implications for press freedom. We expressed our concern that the new law will curtail the ability of journalists to report freely about Hong Kong and mainland China, as is our right under Article 27 of the Basic Law. We received a reply from the Chief Executive’s Office, which did not answer any of our specific concerns. We are publishing that letter below, along with second letter requesting an urgent response, especially now that the national security law has taken effect.
Post Date: July 2, 2020