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Statement regarding the implementation of National People's Congress Decision on Hong Kong National Security Legislation



Statement regarding the implementation of National People's Congress Decision on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

Recently, the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China made a decision on Hong Kong’s National Security Legislation. Due to the unfriendly attitude towards Wikimedia by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, we are worried about the implementation of the related bill in Hong Kong.

“To protect rights that the Wikimedia movement needs to provide existing services in Hong Kong” is one of the missions of our user group. Protecting the editing of Hong Kong Wikimedians from the interference of all parties is an important factor ensuring the development of Wikimedia in Hong Kong. As some Wikimedia websites are blocked in China, we are worried that editing contents related to political issues would offend the related bill.

Meanwhile, as the recoginzed user group representing Hong Kong Wikimedia community by the Wikimedia Foundation ("the Foundation"), and Wikimedia User Group China ("WUGC"), the recognized user group representing mainland Chinese Wikimedia community was forced to suspend offline activities due to the contacts with foreign organizations, we also worry about the contacts between us and the Foundation would be accused by the authority that we collude with foreign forces.

We urge the Government of the People’s Republic of China trying to release the worries of the related bill by Hong Kong Wikimedians and consulting opinions from different aspects before enacting the related bill.

The statement was released at 30 May, 2020 and was approved by all Board Members.

On behalf of the User Group by Billytanghh T / C on 04:20, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong is a User Group representing Wikimedians residing in Hong Kong. The User Group is formally recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as a movement affiliate on 28 September, 2018.
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This statement only represents the views and opinions from members of the Hong Kong User Group, which represent the majority of the Hong Kong Wikimedia Community, and does not represent the official stance of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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