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Hong Kong security law 'effective in restoring stability,' says Chief Sec. Matthew Cheung


Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has said that the newly-enacted security law has been “effective in restoring stability” to the semi-autonomous territory, despite international concern over a clampdown on political expression.

In a video address at the 48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, The city’s number two official rebuffed criticism of the legislation as unthinkable given the existence of similar laws in “almost all countries.”

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung addresses the 48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council. Photo: GovHK.

“The international community should be fair and not adopt a double standard,” he said.

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