1. Adoption of National Security Law of
First, under the new circumstances,
Second, it is common practice among countries to enact laws on national security. The Law is based on
Third, there should be a balance between rights and obligations in any country and society. While the main responsibilities and obligations for the implementation of the Law lie with the State, the Law also clearly prescribes rights and obligations of individual citizens and organization under the Constitution, laws and regulations concerning national security.
Fourth, the Law is people centered and human rights oriented. The Law is putting people's security first and committed to serving and relying on the people. The Law puts at its very beginning that it will "protect the fundamental interests of the people" in article 1, and article 7 underlines "respecting and safeguarding human rights, and protecting the rights and freedoms of the citizens in accordance with the law".
2. China handling suspected lawyers according to law, safeguarding normal judicial process and social order
Chinese police authorities recently uncovered a suspected major criminal gang, with a few lawyers colluding with "petitioners", using Beijing Fengrui law firm as a platform to provoke troubles and disturb social order. Nine suspected lawyers were taken under coercive measures.
Since July 2012, Zhou Shifeng, Director of Beijing Fengrui law firm and others have organized, plotted dozens of incidents, involving breaking into public security, procuratorial and judicial organs as well as courts, gathering crowds and making disturbances, blocking traffic, which severely disrupted the judicial process and social order.
Those lawyers headed by Zhou Shifeng also incited netizens to make telephone harassment to government officials, insult, slander, threaten and intimidate judges and police on duty. According to preliminary investigation by the police, Zhou Shifeng and some others are also suspected of bribing state organ personnel.
3. Repatriation of illegal smugglers from
For a period of time,
Illegal smuggling and migration by holding falsified passports or by other means is a widely-recognized crime, which severely undermines the normal international order of exit and entry. The international community should make joint efforts in combating illegal migration and smuggling through international cooperation in accordance with relevant international conventions and laws. We oppose some foreign governments and organizations, which refer to those illegal migrants as "refugees" without any ground, wantonly criticize the normal law enforcement cooperation on combating illegal migration between
As for how we will deal with the above-mentioned illegal migrants, it is our consistent policy that suspects of severe crimes will be investigated and dealt with fairly, while those not guilty of criminal acts or only involved in minor offenses will be properly resettled. I believe it has been noted that the Associated Press recently quoted a Thai national security official who had just visited